I have just returned to Cambridge from a week in Wales. I had an event at the Hay Literary Festival and we decided to make a week of it. We stayed in a lovely barn conversion near Lampeter, which did mean a very long drive to and from Hay, but did mean we could get to the coast where - as you can see - we spotted dolphins. We also went to the fantastic red kite feeding session at Gigrin Farm near Rhayader. Absolutely amazing.
Thanks to all of you who came along to see me in Hay - especially those of you who stopped for a chat in the street. Thanks for all your supportive comments. And a big thanks to the organisers for inviting me and for my minder, Rhiannon (apologies if I've spelled your name wrong) for looking after me so well. Thanks too to my hosts, Malcolm and Shirley Smith, at the lovely George House where I stayed on the night of my event.