Ceredigion museum has a wonderful exhibition about the influx of hippies, dreamers and idealists who started moving into this area forty years or so ago, buying up or renting the more remote cottages that the locals were abandoning in droves. Several friends I saw this week were part of that influx (notably my friends in West Wales tend to be older than me, in stark contrast with my life in Brussels): a few even contributed to the exhibition, sharing memories or lending artefacts from that period. I came of age in the 1970s, so many of the artefacts on show were objects of desire for a ‘coming of age’ teen. It’s strange to see these things on show in a museum, makes me start humming ‘The way we were’. I do wonder who managed to keep the Afghan coat pictured below in such immaculate condition for so many years.