35 authors. Tickets sold out within hours. More cake than has ever been gathered in one place before. The first ever UKYAExtravaganza took place in Birmingham on Saturday, and it was amaaaazing. It was proper giddy fun; brilliant to put faces to so many names, and say hello again to lots of people who came to… Continue reading UKYAExtravaganza Eleganza!
1. Wordsworth is still Worst Poet Ever TM but whoa, the Lake District. I get it now, Wordsworth. That is a place that demands sincere inadequate poetry. I went up mountains and they were beautiful. They have air there, the fresh kind. Also friendly humans and cooked breakfasts, and snow, and boats, and oh. (I’m… Continue reading Five Things
The first time I went to Hay-on-Wye was on a hiking trip. It was so hot I left several of my toes behind, melted into the B&B carpet. This year... Rain, mud, brr! But the crowds of visitors to Hay's 25th Festival are a sturdy lot, and the British summer wasn't going to get in… Continue reading Hay Festival 2012: Peaspoons in the Mud