We spent a couple of days in Hay this week, a small town at the tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park. After a long car journey, we checked in to our room and set off in search of hot chocolate. I don’t usually feel the cold all that much but for some reason, it got in my bones that day and I really needed a hot drink.
I love the warm light shining down on these old buildings!
Hay is full of book shops (in fact, it’s famous for them). And when there is no shop, booksellers fill shelves in passageways instead. We found a great bookshop called “Murder and Mayhem” which only sold crime books — they even had a body outline on the floor!
The Old Electric Shop is one of my favourite shops. It’s crammed full of old, quirky, handmade and locally sourced goodies. Plus they have a great little cafe serving the best hot chocolate in town (that we’ve discovered so far, anyway).
More lovely light on the clock tower. This clock chimed every 15 minutes all through the night — the reason I have sacks under my eyes in the photo above.
When the sun sets, the windows of Hay glow warm and bright. Seeing everyone looking cosy indoors is one of my favourite things about this time of year.
The views on the way home were too good to miss, so we pulled over in a layby and I ran up to this spot with my camera. It would have been good to get up into the hills but that’s a good excuse to go back again…