2011 – Cwmtydu

The sea! The sea! In 2011 the Welsh coast came calling again, but this time, a little further south than we’d been before … to the secluded cove of Cwmtydu.

Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Welcome to Cwmtydu!

Welcome to Cwmtydu!

A stream ran through the grounds.

A stream ran through the grounds.

Darren and Bryan at the pool table.

Darren and Bryan at the pool table.

Looking down on our retreat property.

Looking down on our retreat property.

Chinese whispers ... although these seemed in Welsh at times.

Chinese whispers … although these seemed in Welsh at times.

Simon telling Darren we'd let him be Chairman for at least another twenty years.

Simon telling Darren we’d let him be Chairman for at least another twenty years.

Relaxing in the evening.

Relaxing in the evening.

"I've written 10,000 words today!"

“I’ve written 10,000 words today!”

And now for a game of table tennis.

And now for a game of table tennis.

Not the garden shed ... but a kiln by the beach.

Not the garden shed … but a kiln by the beach.

Waiting for dinner ...

Waiting for dinner …

The stream near the cove of Cwmtydu

The stream near the cove of Cwmtydu

A bedroom. (Four poster, so a posh bedroom.)

A bedroom. (Four poster, so a posh bedroom.)

Our little residence for the weekend.

Our little residence for the weekend.

Every cup of tea needs a little decoration.

Every cup of tea needs a little decoration.

Simon attempting to play pool.

Simon attempting to play pool.

Tea tastes better when the cup has been decorated.

Tea tastes better when the cup has been decorated.

The dining room.

The dining room.

The beach and cove at Cwmtydu

The beach and cove at Cwmtydu

Simon ... still trying to play pool.

Simon … still trying to play pool.

Mike considers his next shot.

Mike considers his next shot.

Dinner time!

Dinner time!

The caravan park nearby (which was burgled whilst we were there ... but it wasn't us ... honest!

The caravan park nearby (which was burgled whilst we were there … but it wasn’t us … honest!

DI and Bryan with forehead embellishments.

DI and Bryan with forehead embellishments.

Lilian and Mollie keen for dinner.

Lilian and Mollie keen for dinner.

Our house ... in the middle of ... nowhere.

Our house … in the middle of … nowhere.

It's that four-poster bed again!

It’s that four-poster bed again!

Dinner time!

Dinner time!

Sunshine at Cwntydu cove.

Sunshine at Cwntydu cove.

Hey ... the tide's in.

Hey … the tide’s in.

"And today I wrote another 5,000 words."

“And today I wrote another 5,000 words.”

I can see the sea from the bedroom window!

I can see the sea from the bedroom window!

That's a lot of grass to mow.

That’s a lot of grass to mow.

And we're still playing pool.

And we’re still playing pool.

Evening lighting on the stream

Evening lighting on the stream

Ey up. Things are getting rougher.

Ey up. Things are getting rougher.

The tide is coming in.

The tide is coming in.

Bryan and Suki in conversation.

Bryan and Suki in conversation.

Catherine prepares to clean up!

Catherine prepares to clean up!

Smashing waves here.

Smashing waves here.

Cwmtydu in the sand.

Cwmtydu in the sand.

Di thinking about her next shot.

Di thinking about her next shot.

The green goddess communicates with her surroundings.

The green goddess communicates with her surroundings.

We put the braziers to good use.

We put the braziers to good use.

Interesting light trails at night.

Interesting light trails at night.

Lesley plays pool.

Lesley plays pool.

A Cwmtydu panorama

A Cwmtydu panorama

Sunshine at the retreat (also known as Park Hall)

Sunshine at the retreat (also known as Park Hall)

Caves.

Caves.

Where the river joins the sea.

Where the river joins the sea.

Simon shows Di his ... well, that's between Simon and Di.

Simon shows Di his … well, that’s between Simon and Di.

Suki contemplates.

Suki contemplates.

The bay at Cwmtydu

The bay at Cwmtydu

Smooth wet rocks.

Smooth wet rocks.

Stuffing the braziers

Stuffing the braziers

Darren gives the braziers a blow ...

Darren gives the braziers a blow …

Aha! Our anthology cover for 2011 is found.

Aha! Our anthology cover for 2011 is found.

Lesley and Diane playig table tennis

Lesley and Diane playig table tennis

Doris Gooderson Entry Form and Rules 2014 Doris Gooderson Entry Form and Rules 2014

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The small living room

The small living room

The large living room

The large living room

The conservatory/dining room.

The conservatory/dining room.

Abandoned cars.

Abandoned cars.

Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

The Ceredigion Coast Path sign to Llangrannog, near Park House,

The Ceredigion Coast Path sign to Llangrannog, near Park House,

The village of Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

The village of Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Cottage at Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales

Cottage at Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales

Rock formations at the beach of Cwymtydu, Ceredigion, Wales

Rock formations at the beach of Cwymtydu, Ceredigion, Wales

The National Trust's Cwmtydu sign.

The National Trust’s Cwmtydu sign.

Park House as seen from the coast path near Cwmtydu, Ceredigion,

Park House as seen from the coast path near Cwmtydu, Ceredigion,

Park House as seen from the coast path near Cwmtydu, Ceredigion,

Park House as seen from the coast path near Cwmtydu, Ceredigion,

Cove near Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales

Cove near Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales

Smashing waves again.

Smashing waves again.

Can you see the house?

Can you see the house?

Looking along the coast path towards Ynys-Locktyn and Cardigan I

Looking along the coast path towards Ynys-Locktyn and Cardigan I

Who left the door open?

Who left the door open?

Love hearts stones found at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wal

Love hearts stones found at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wal

Darren lighting a brazier at Park House

Darren lighting a brazier at Park House

Burning braziers at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Burning braziers at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Burning braziers at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Burning braziers at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Cloaked Diane at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Cloaked Diane at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Cloaked Brian at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Cloaked Brian at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Suki's chicken painting, painted whilst at at Park House, Cwmtydu

Suki’s chicken painting, painted whilst at at Park House, Cwmtydu

The last meal at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

The last meal at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

The last meal at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

The last meal at Park House, Cwmtydu, Ceredigion, Wales.

Simon with 'his look'

Simon with ‘his look’

Bryan showing off his novel, Taken, on a Kindle

Bryan showing off his novel, Taken, on a Kindle

Mike and Suki

Mike and Suki

Bryan and Darren

Bryan and Darren

Mike and Di

Mike and Di

Darren and Lilian

Darren and Lilian

Simon

Simon

Di and Bryan spot Ireland!

Di and Bryan spot Ireland!

The kitchen staff

The kitchen staff

The conservatory.

The conservatory.

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