The Nut Press is at the Guardian Hay Festival this weekend and, hopefully, it will look pretty much like it does in the picture while I’m there. (I have packed a waterproof and wellies, just in case it doesn’t!) Not just because I’m camping – in a Yurt (get me!) – but because it’s fun to be able to mill around the site, chatting to new people, reading a book (that might have been freshly bought and signed by one of my favourite authors!), chilling with a glass of wine/Pimms/beer or eating some fresh strawberries or some yummy ice cream. The Hay Festival really does cater to satisfying all your senses!
I’m very excited about this year’s Festival as not only is there the usual fantastic and varied line-up of speakers and authors but I’ll be staying up on site for the long weekend plus I’ll be there with two of my best chums, which means it’ll be extra-special and loads of fun. And yes, one of those will be Squizzey, so if you see someone with a squirrel looking like this (see very cool pic to your right) over the weekend, it’ll almost certainly be me, so come and say Hi! He is pretty much Festival-trained, having been there the last four or five years.
Whatever you’re doing this (UK) holiday weekend, The Nut Press hopes you have a brilliant time. Even if you’re working or staying at home, try and take some time out for you and enjoy the little things in life – a hug with someone special, even if they are your four-legged friend; a phone call to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while; a good book; a glass of wine; a square (or several) of chocolate; the chance to get out and about and get some fresh air; a sunset. Those are some of things the Nut Press enjoys doing – no matter if your list looks different. Just do something for you.
See you all next week – or in the field at Hay!