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Wednesday wishlist

It’s Wednesday, it’s midweek and we’re all feeling the effects of tiring ourselves out over the bank holiday weekend. In the spirit of cheering us all up, and since I often pore over shopping websites on my lunch hour, I thought I’d introduce my wishlist for the week. In amongst all the craziness of the past week, these are products that I’ve been dreaming of buying.

Firstly, who doesn’t love a good quality leather bag. This one from Brit Stitch is a keeper, that’s for sure. The colours are great, the size is perfect for day trips and I love the little heart.

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I’m a sucker for any kind of brogue. I think I actually own a stupid amount of these shoes, but don’t yet have a two-tone pair. These Bertie Lilirose ones would be perfect for adding to my collection.

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This Aubrey Rose skirt has been a favourite of mine for a little while now. It’s floral design is perfect for summer and for flaunting those tanned legs. Plus, it would be perfect for sunny day picnics.

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Let me know what’s on your wishlist this week and whether you’d like to see more of this kind of content on the blog.


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A day trip to Hereford and Hay-on-Wye

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Last week, Mum and I went on a little adventure to one of my favourite towns, Hay-on-Wye, otherwise known as the town of books. If you’ve never been there, you really must. It’s a pretty town, tiny and right on the border of England and Wales (It’s technically in Wales, just so you know!).

But before then, we travelled a little bit further down the road to Hereford, a cathedral city half an for away from Hay. We didn’t have much time in Hereford, but we did manage a little look round a few of the shops and the cathedral. Plus we ate a really nice lunch from a sandwich shop in one of Hereford’s alleyways.

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Of course I had to visit a craft shop in Hereford!

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Some of the shops in Hereford are really sweet

The reason for our visit was that it was Mum’s birthday and we have a, kind of, family day trip tradition on birthdays. We’d also planned to visit a jewellery shop in the town for a little while and Mum’s birthday was the perfect excuse to go.

We arrived in Hay mid afternoon and we headed straight for the jewellery shop, with vague notions of buying a ring each as a memento for the day. Unfortunately, neither of us managed to find a ring we liked, but the Hay Festival is coming up at the end of this month and they promised to have more by then.

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This cute child’s chair was on sale outside one of Hay-on-Wye’s antique shops

After visiting every jewellery and antique shop in the town, we stopped for a coffee in Shepherds, our go to coffee shop. By then it was nearing half five and there were still a few shops left to visit so we quickly rushed around the rest of the shops, before heading back to the car.

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Every time I visit Hay there are noticeable changes. One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in the time I’ve been coming here is that there are now far fewer bookshops than when I was a child. If you know or have heard of Hay, you’ll know that it is known for its annual literary festival as well as its bookshops, so it’s weird to see another type of shop taking the place of a bookshop you used to go in every year.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy that Hay has more to offer than bookshops and, believe me, there are still plenty of those. I just love exploring the different, irregular, rooms of those shops and choosing a novel.

My next visit will hopefully be for the festival, which is always an exciting time for the town.

Have you ever been to Hay? Are you looking forward to the festival this year? Who are you going to see?