2005 – Builth Wells

The 2005 Wrekin Writer Retreat headed a little further north from our 2004 retreat, into mid-Wales for our 2005 retreat at Builth Wells.

The Builth Wells Retreat venue!

The Builth Wells Retreat venue!

Plenty of room to abandon cars.

Plenty of room to abandon cars.

The neighbours were friendly.

The neighbours were friendly.

There was a supply of fresh eggs here.

There was a supply of fresh eggs here.

The kitchen ... before we made it messy.

The kitchen … before we made it messy.

The kitchen

The kitchen

We'd done the shopping!

We’d done the shopping!

The hall and stairway.

The hall and stairway.

The entrance to the kitchen

The entrance to the kitchen

The lounge.

The lounge.

The lounge.

The lounge.

A snooker table!

A snooker table!

Yes, that's an en-suite bathroom ... down the stairs

Yes, that’s an en-suite bathroom … down the stairs

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1

Hello!

Hello!

The goats were inquisitive.

The goats were inquisitive.

We weren't the only ones on retreat.

We weren’t the only ones on retreat.

The things you had to do to get some milk at this place.

The things you had to do to get some milk at this place.

And a few other distractions.

And a few other distractions.

That doesn't look like writing.

That doesn’t look like writing.

Forward march!

Forward march!

Hmmm, is that a gun in your pocket ...

Hmmm, is that a gun in your pocket …

Suki sketching.

Suki sketching.

Jenny and Sue by the front door.

Jenny and Sue by the front door.

The stairs ... had a ghostly feel to them.

The stairs … had a ghostly feel to them.

Crouching Writer, Hidden ...

Crouching Writer, Hidden …

The kitchen.

The kitchen.

Inspirational countryside.

Inspirational countryside.

Mike and Di discussing the view.

Mike and Di discussing the view.

Writers gazing at the view.

Writers gazing at the view.

Whoever pushed this up here deserves a medal.

Whoever pushed this up here deserves a medal.

The plaque on the gun.

The plaque on the gun.

Mike is trying to push it back.

Mike is trying to push it back.

Looking down upon the River Wye.

Looking down upon the River Wye.

Look what the Welsh keep on their hill tops.

Look what the Welsh keep on their hill tops.

The sun working hard to brighten our day.

The sun working hard to brighten our day.

Behold! The Brecon Beacons in the distance.

Behold! The Brecon Beacons in the distance.

We retreat in November, so the weather can be changeable.

We retreat in November, so the weather can be changeable.

The property was nestled in the surrounding land. We like isolated.

The property was nestled in the surrounding land. We like isolated.

A warming sight.

A warming sight.

Aha! We're on retreat - there's a log fire.

Aha! We’re on retreat – there’s a log fire.

This was the view from the bathroom window

This was the view from the bathroom window

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The neighbours watching our cars.

The neighbours watching our cars.

The neighbours are exploring the abandoned cars.

The neighbours are exploring the abandoned cars.

See? Writers not writing, but looking at photos!

See? Writers not writing, but looking at photos!

This looks productive! (Actually, it was a posed shot for a magazine article!)

This looks productive! (Actually, it was a posed shot for a magazine article!)

Ahem. Writers writing.

Ahem. Writers writing.

Sorry - no idea what the score is.

Sorry – no idea what the score is.

Is it me, or are there too many balls on that table?

Is it me, or are there too many balls on that table?