Maggie Robinson

Apr 5
Wye Not?

In a few days I’ll be in Great Britain! My current book is set on the Welsh-English border, and I decided I needed to do some research and get out of mud season in Maine.

I’ve visited Wales several times before, but many years ago. We’re staying in Hay-on-Wye, a medieval market town with about 30 bookstores. Every year they have a huge book festival, but we’ll be there before then–which is good, because I don’t do well in giant crowds. (don’t ask about the Rolling Stones concert in Canada a few years ago, although Mick Jagger can still strut his stuff)

We’ll spend four days in London too. My husband has booked plays and concerts and if we wake up in time we plan to go to Sunday service at St. James’s in Piccadilly, a Christopher Wren-designed church . Feet willing, I hope to do one of the walks that’s featured in writer Louise Allen’s Regency Walks through London. We’ll be at Fleming’s in Mayfair. Want to have tea?

But the best part? I’m going to buy William & Kate wedding swag for future giveaways, LOL. Click here and here to see what the contest prizes are this month!

4 comments to “Wye Not?”

  1. Booklover1335
     · April 6th, 2011 at 7:18 am · Link

    Do you need a research assistant. Have passport will travel 🙂
    Have a great time and I look forward to reading all about it!

    • Maggie Robinson
       · April 6th, 2011 at 9:30 am · Link

      Thanks, Carrie! My husband thinks he’s my research assitant, altho he’ll probably research pubs the most, LOL. And speaking of passports, my picture is so awful that the last customs person who looked at it did not think it was me. Walmart photographer…no makeup…orange sweater…what was I thinking?

  2. mrsshukra
     · April 6th, 2011 at 4:42 pm · Link

    So excited for you! Take care and enjoy!!!!

    • Maggie Robinson
       · April 7th, 2011 at 10:22 am · Link

      Thanks, Venus! I’m going to start packing today. Bringing umbrella & raincoat and probably too many clothes, but it’s always hard to dress for spring.

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