Thursday, May 31, 2007

Temporary capital of culture

We've been on holiday, down in the English/Welsh Borders.
I'm blogging this from Hay on Wye, the second hand book capital of Europe, for their celebrated literature festival. (My first sniff at ethernet since we left home).

...and what great icon of cultural delight did we go to, I hear you ask?

HARRY HILL!

To be fair, he does have a book out, a rather odd Children's story called Tim the Tiny Horse.

Here is Harry signing David's copy. We hadn't the heart to tell him we got in the discount shop in Hay!



Karen has returned home, leaving us boys to play. Woo Hoo!

Karen, David's favourite ice cream flavour remains blackcurrant.

UPDATE: More of Harry Hill HERE.

6 comments:

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Hay-on-Wye. Pity some Palestinian terrorist lover turned up there last week. Did you see him Ian?

Delicolor said...

Who, Chip Dale?

We saw Bob Geldof, Mariella Frostrup and Vicienne Westwood (who is decidedly bonkers).

Knocking around in the crowd or the bookshop we also saw Douglas Herd, Rory McGrath, Maureen Lipman and a lot of loveys and Guardianistas who had swapped the sandals for green wellies.

Daily Referendum said...

I once saw Seth Armstrong at a fair in Barnsley, not quite the same is it.

Delicolor said...

Daily Referendum- no. Not compared to Fred Dibnah, who I saw open a theatrical trade show in Bradford. He told us that he and electrics didn't mix, although he was happy enough with extra low voltage wiring up detonators.

Liz said...

I love Hay! How can anyone not love a town of books? Don't often get to the Festival though.

Delicolor said...

I rather like Hay as well, although getting there is a bit of a trek (and a 50p toll if you come from Hereford).

I love rummaging in my favourite bits of the 2nd hand bookshops, particularly Booths and the Cinema Bookshop.

There is a good shop up at Anwick as well, in the former train station.