We’d heard on the grapevine (okay, it was the Internet) that Llanfendigaid had been refurbished, so we couldn’t resist the opportunity of going back to this Welsh coastal property for another retreat.
It’s written in the sands!
Until the tide comes in, that is!
Ey up! We’re in the kitchen!
And there’s a gong to summon everyone to dinner.
Yep. We’re on retreat. the fire’s going.
An impromptu drum workshop in the evening.
See? We were all at it!
If it you didn’t have a drum then you tried the singing glass technique
After which it was time for a game … Bryan kept score.
The beach was a little moody on the first full day there.
It wasn’t far to the beach, but that road did look long at times.
A close up of the house!
And yes – the rocking horse was still there!
How many writers can you fit in a shower?
We had visitors in the back garden on day two.
It was sunny on day two as well
There’s new bridge across the river. That wasn’t there last time.
The locals were pleased it was sunny.
You meet all sorts along that road.
Suki, Mike and Simon find some impromptu instruments.
Bryan caught writing his next novel.
Ah … yes, we found the swimming pool. Perfect for washing away those writing aches and pains.
I’m not sure that’s legal to do that with a dolphin, is it?
Bryan and friend.
The least said, the better.
Di playing ball.
Simon – proving he can float.
Beware of low flying balls
Hello! It’s the locals in our back garden again!
Vicki, Darren and Sue playing banana letters, or something. They kept ‘peeling’ a lot.
Gosh, is that us all eating again?
Brenda – this is us giving you our advice when replying to your email for help!
We’ll graffiti anything!
Not even a group of writers busy bashing out several thousand words a few miles down the road can cause a ripple here.
Brick wall anyone?
I’m sure that sheep was sitting there the last time we were here.
Tonfanau camp … what remains of it.
Yes, that’s Di paddling in the sea in NOVEMBER!
That’s better – she’s in the sunshine now.
See? You can’t stop a writer writing, can you?
She’s back in the sea again!
Some quiet contemplation.
Stones doing balancing tricks.
How sad … even the sea knows how to edit.