Last week we had a mini break to Hay-on-Wye where we had a relaxing few days pottering about the book shops, drinking local ale and eating pies. Hay has near on 30 bookshops and we seemed to make it round most of them. Appropriately for midcentury fanatics, most of the books we acquired were old Penguins, a few from the Britain in Pictures series of the 1940s and various others, with prices ranging from 50p to about £6. Our bulging bookshelves are now near collapse, even despite a post-trip cull.
There were a few antique shops as well. Nice to get a bit of retail therapy in a pretty market town of narrow streets and old stone buildings. Here's some photos of our buys.
The red enamel casserole above is made by Dansk designs. I have only ever seen these in pricey Copenhagen antique shops so I was pleased to find one. Its a lovely tomato red colour and a good size too, not too heavy or bulky to use.