We decided to go away for a weekend once our sons were both settled into their university terms. The first weekend we have spent away on our own in twenty-one years.
We were so lucky that the dates we picked were the very last days of the Indian summer. The photographs are a clue to where we stayed.....
Hay-on-Wye, the famous town of the festival and of bookshops.
We explored the very pretty town
which has its own castle now housing a bookshop
and walked high in the surrounding countryside
to admire the views in the soft autumn sunshine.
The sheep stopped eating long enough to pose for photographs
and when we were hungry we could buy a wonderful selection of local apples from roadside stalls.
A weekend of exploring and walking, of drinking coffee and eating pub meals, browsing in bookshops and taking photographs - a lovely way to mark the end of summer.