2006 – Castell Cidwm

In 2006 we headed off to what was once the Marquis of Anglesey’s Fishing Lodge, beside it’s own private lake (useful if the property was a fishing lodge), within sight of Snowdon. We all fell in love with the location of Castell Cidwm.

Here it is! Castell Cidwm.

Here it is! Castell Cidwm.

And here's the view across the lake with Snowdon reaching into the sky.

And here’s the view across the lake with Snowdon reaching into the sky.

It is sometimes useful to re-arrange the furniture on retreat ;-)

It is sometimes useful to re-arrange the furniture on retreat 😉

And then we settle down to some food.

And then we settle down to some food.

Here was out huge lounge!

Here was out huge lounge!

And it's time to eat ... again!

And it’s time to eat … again!

One of the bedrooms

One of the bedrooms

Early morning reflections in the lake.

Early morning reflections in the lake.

More proof of blue sky on retreat.

More proof of blue sky on retreat.

Yep - we were definitely at Castell Cidwm.

Yep – we were definitely at Castell Cidwm.

More mirror-like reflections on the lake.

More mirror-like reflections on the lake.

See? Definitely a retreat - we have the log fire going.

See? Definitely a retreat – we have the log fire going.

Mean and moody on the lake.

Mean and moody on the lake.

Low cloud over the mountains.

Low cloud over the mountains.

Abandoned cars amongst the trees.

Abandoned cars amongst the trees.

The boathouse.

The boathouse.

Castell Cidwm

Castell Cidwm

Oh look - writers eating again.

Oh look – writers eating again.

A group photo! (L-R) Jill, Diane, Jenny, Envys, Sue, and Mike.

A group photo! (L-R) Jill, Diane, Jenny, Envys, Sue, and Mike.

Another group photos - well,you can't have too many.

Another group photos – well,you can’t have too many.

Admiring the views.

Admiring the views.

More proof we were at Castell Cidwm

More proof we were at Castell Cidwm

Just checking the cars were still there.

Just checking the cars were still there.

Blue sky, but a breeze - the early morning ripples have ruined the reflections

Blue sky, but a breeze – the early morning ripples have ruined the reflections

Still, you can see the summit of Snowdon

Still, you can see the summit of Snowdon

Diane writing outside in the garden on a picnic table ... in November!

Diane writing outside in the garden on a picnic table … in November!

Choppy waters but blue skies

Choppy waters but blue skies

Suki doing some sketching.

Suki doing some sketching.

Evening sunshine illuminates Snowdon.

Evening sunshine illuminates Snowdon.

Castell Cidwm at dusk.

Castell Cidwm at dusk.

Must be time for dinner again!

Must be time for dinner again!