What better way to celebrate passing the 2000th post landmark on my blog than to mention my folks, Chris and Wes Weate. They made me what I am: opinionated, insatiably curious about the world, a lover of books, gardens, design, wine and foreign climes. Meanwhile, they have risen from more-or-less rural working class (although with solid land-owning 'yeoman stock' down the father's line, including an Oxbridge-educated Reverend in the 18th century - one William Weate) to rural upper-middle-class: bookish types who have travelled on every continent and do things like starting their own film club in Wheaton Aston, my home village.
Where else then to find them in the past few days than at Hay, which they now do every year. You can see a teeny clip of my mom being interviewed (post the Cherie Blair/Booth event) here. She talks from 1.01 to 1.05.
The crisis around Lake Chad
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