I went to a discussion called What's Left Now? with Phillip Blond, Peter Tatchell, Diane Abbott and Jamie Whyte. They talked about lots of issues surrounding 'The Left' including its successes and failures and where it needs to go in the future, all very interesting!
I also managed to visit many of the towns book and antique shops before we left and picked up a book about which is a selection of letters that the six Mitford sisters sent to one another. I have always found the sisters fascinating so I can#t wait to get stuck in. I also bought The Earth Hums in B Flat and a book of poetry by Keats.
I could have come home with so many more books, I had to restrain myself. I also managed to go to Shepherds for an ice cream (if you ever go to Hay you HAVE TO try it) and some freshly made Welsh cakes mmm.
Me and my friends stopped off on the way home for a walk, they all climbed to the top of the hill but I was slipping and sliding my my pumps. I'm not suited to the country and have no sensible clothes but the views really were spectacular and I would love to go back. I think this was somewhere in between Abergavenny and Brecon, not far from my home at all. I really need to explore my surroundings more.
On Tuesday I tried to have a garden party after work (extra pay, thanks Queen) but it was rather windy and cold so we quickly moved back inside. Glorious weather for weeks then BAM rain for a bank holiday, not fair. George at Asda sent me an amazing Jubilee party pack last week including a gorgeous strawberry print dress, Union Jack decorations and some tasty fudge.
I was very cheery and jubilant but it was so cold!
So sad that all the celebrations are over now and it's back to work like normal. Just spontaneously planned a trip to Manchester to see Maximo Park to cheer myself up after a bit of a post Jubilee/holidays come down.