2008 – Llanfendigaid

In 2008 we returned to the Welsh coast, just north of Tywyn, to a large house called Llanfendigaid, which we would return to in the future!

A little residence for the weekend.

A little residence for the weekend.

Angeline, Sue, Sue and Bryan er ... not writing.

Angeline, Sue, Sue and Bryan er … not writing.

Don't be surprised once clambering into bed if oxygen masks drop from the ceiling to prevent altitude sickness!

Don’t be surprised once clambering into bed if oxygen masks drop from the ceiling to prevent altitude sickness!

Neighbours!

Neighbours!

Neighbours strutting their stuff!

Neighbours strutting their stuff!

Strutting

Strutting

Hello! Who are you then?

Hello! Who are you then?

Just hanging around ...

Just hanging around …

Just patrolling the grounds ...

Just patrolling the grounds …

An angelic scene surrounded by Doves.

An angelic scene surrounded by Doves.

Di teases a couple of cocks - now that's not very angelic is it?

Di teases a couple of cocks – now that’s not very angelic is it?

Coo!

Coo!

Doing that would make anyone else's eyes water.

Doing that would make anyone else’s eyes water.

Why don't doves write?

Why don’t doves write?

Where the land meets the sea.

Where the land meets the sea.

It was a great place for sunsets.

It was a great place for sunsets.

More neighbours!

More neighbours!

Now that looks like the conga!

Now that looks like the conga!

Relaxing in the lounge.

Relaxing in the lounge.

Evenings are for socialising on retreat.

Evenings are for socialising on retreat.

There were lots of us this year, weren't there?

There were lots of us this year, weren’t there?

Ah! Another bedroom.

Ah! Another bedroom.

The first floor landing.

The first floor landing.

The kitchen, where a little breakfast is being prepared.

The kitchen, where a little breakfast is being prepared.

The kitchen.

The kitchen.

The long dining table

The long dining table

This is the nearest we've got to a banqueting hall.

This is the nearest we’ve got to a banqueting hall.

Stuffed birds in a glass cabinet. (They looked quite spooky in the dark.)

Stuffed birds in a glass cabinet. (They looked quite spooky in the dark.)

The other lounge. (Yes, we had two.)

The other lounge. (Yes, we had two.)

The pool table.

The pool table.

The second staircase (the posh one).

The second staircase (the posh one).

The lounge again.

The lounge again.

An arty shot of the pool table.

An arty shot of the pool table.

A lovely plaque on the door.

A lovely plaque on the door.

The second floor landing - with a rope ladder as a fire escape (yes, that's right, the SECOND floor landing)

The second floor landing – with a rope ladder as a fire escape (yes, that’s right, the SECOND floor landing)

It's a bath.

It’s a bath.

Llanfendigaid in its glory.

Llanfendigaid in its glory.

Angeline on the rocking horse.

Angeline on the rocking horse.

Tea! Just what every writer needs.

Tea! Just what every writer needs.

Eating out in Aberdovey.

Eating out in Aberdovey.

I think we filled half the pub that night.

I think we filled half the pub that night.

Stormy weather approaching.

Stormy weather approaching.

Julie, with that "What am I doing here?" look.

Julie, with that “What am I doing here?” look.

Inspiration can strike at any moment!

Inspiration can strike at any moment!

More contemplation.

More contemplation.

Mollie, suddenly remembering it was arsenic she put in the Guinness cake she made, not Guinness.

Mollie, suddenly remembering it was arsenic she put in the Guinness cake she made, not Guinness.

A surprise guest one afternoon.

A surprise guest one afternoon.

Hey up - we're eating again.

Hey up – we’re eating again.

Wrekin Writers eating

Wrekin Writers eating

And more eating.

And more eating.

Wrekin Writers proving we have fingers ... to write with.

Wrekin Writers proving we have fingers … to write with.

Is Aberdovey ready for Wrekin Writers?

Is Aberdovey ready for Wrekin Writers?

The beach often beckoned throughout the day. Well it would when it was only half a mile down the road.

The beach often beckoned throughout the day. Well it would when it was only half a mile down the road.

The three stooges?

The three stooges?

You blow it I'll hum it.

You blow it I’ll hum it.

Sue in quiet contemplation. It's retreat, after all.

Sue in quiet contemplation. It’s retreat, after all.

Sun rays on the sea.

Sun rays on the sea.

Sun rays on the sea.

Sun rays on the sea.

There's that ladder again. Thankfully, we didn't have to use it.

There’s that ladder again. Thankfully, we didn’t have to use it.

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