2004 – Upper Swansea Valley

In 2004, with more and more Wrekin Writers retreating, we headed south, for a change, to the Upper Swansea Valley, for a property at the end of a two-mile single-track lane …

Welcome to the Upper Swansea Valley!

Welcome to the Upper Swansea Valley!

Thankfully, it had lots of accommodation.

Thankfully, it had lots of accommodation.

And plenty of room for writers to abandon their cars ...

And plenty of room for writers to abandon their cars …

Er ... this is writers queuing up for their dinner.

Er … this is writers queuing up for their dinner.

There were no other houses for miles around.

There were no other houses for miles around.

This was home for a long weekend.

This was home for a long weekend.

Some found writing a little more tiring than they thought.

Some found writing a little more tiring than they thought.

Writers eating ... again

Writers eating … again

Writers ...er ... escaping.

Writers …er … escaping.

Oh ... they came back, because they left their muddy boots outside.

Oh … they came back, because they left their muddy boots outside.

"And I wrote ... this many words today!"

“And I wrote … this many words today!”

Evidence that there is an intention to write.

Evidence that there is an intention to write.

Ah! Writers ... eating ... again.

Ah! Writers … eating … again.

One of the bedrooms

One of the bedrooms

And there's some more eating ...

And there’s some more eating …

It looks quite healthy food, doesn't it?

It looks quite healthy food, doesn’t it?

The lounge with, what was to become a retreat tradition - the log fire.

The lounge with, what was to become a retreat tradition – the log fire.

The log fire ... alight.

The log fire … alight.

The lounge ...

The lounge …

More food!

More food!

More eating ...

More eating …

More queuing up for food.

More queuing up for food.

Writers ... writing!

Writers … writing!

Writers congregating in the kitchen ... it happens!

Writers congregating in the kitchen … it happens!

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