Thanks to Paul Blezard for the ‘hotter than the Sahara’ weather forecast at Hay. It will be. Highlights for the final weekend are too many to list, but here are a precious few for today. For the rest, get your…

George Bush in the Moot, Sunday 4th 10pm. Free Entry, Seats 50

‘The former President of the United States will be in conservation with Philippe Sands of Time at 10pm in the Moot. Entry is free. Time will be short. There will be a colloquy. Afterwords.’ I love the Hay Festival PR…

  James Sommerin from the Michelin-starred Crown at Whitebrook is stuck behind a tractor. The audience at The Elmley will have to wait. It’s a nice wait, though. One of the brilliant volunteer stewards has stepped in. ‘What’s his name?’…

That made you look, didn’t it? We officially have our first flash mob via Paul Blezard and twitter. About 20 people suddenly jumped up and shouted ‘HAY!’ on the lawn out there. See twitter for full details. Other #twitter news…

Simon Mundy has just instructed me to take umbrage. It’s all about the sparky blogger exchange, he says. Well my take on the blogging bloggers in the blogging bloggers room is that we’re an eclectic bunch. I have made tea…