2013 (Back to) Llanfendigaid

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!

It’s written in the sands!

Until the tide comes in, that is!

Until the tide comes in, that is!

Ey up! We're in the kitchen!

Ey up! We’re in the kitchen!

And there's a gong to summon everyone to dinner.

And there’s a gong to summon everyone to dinner.

Yep. We're on retreat. the fire's going.

Yep. We’re on retreat. the fire’s going.

An impromptu drum workshop in the evening.

An impromptu drum workshop in the evening.

See? We were all at it!

See? We were all at it!

If it you didn't have a drum then you tried the singing glass technique

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.

After which it was time for a game … Bryan kept score.

The beach was a little moody on the first full day there.

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.

It wasn’t far to the beach, but that road did look long at times.

The house!

The house!

A close up of the house!

A close up of the house!

And yes - the rocking horse was still there!

And yes – the rocking horse was still there!

How many writers can you fit in a shower?

How many writers can you fit in a shower?

We had visitors in the back garden on day two.

We had visitors in the back garden on day two.

It was sunny on day two as well

It was sunny on day two as well

There's new bridge across the river. That wasn't there last time.

There’s new bridge across the river. That wasn’t there last time.

The locals were pleased it was sunny.

The locals were pleased it was sunny.

You meet all sorts along that road.

You meet all sorts along that road.

Suki, Mike and Simon find some impromptu instruments.

Suki, Mike and Simon find some impromptu instruments.

Bryan caught writing his next novel.

Bryan caught writing his next novel.

Ah ... yes, we found the swimming pool. Perfect for washing away those writing aches and pains.

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?

I’m not sure that’s legal to do that with a dolphin, is it?

Bryan and friend.

Bryan and friend.

The least said, the better.

The least said, the better.

Di playing ball.

Di playing ball.

Simon - proving he can float.

Simon – proving he can float.

Beware of low flying balls

Beware of low flying balls

Hello! It's the locals in our back garden again!

Hello! It’s the locals in our back garden again!

Vicki, Darren and Sue playing banana letters, or something. They kept 'peeling' a lot.

Vicki, Darren and Sue playing banana letters, or something. They kept ‘peeling’ a lot.

Gosh, is that us all eating again?

Gosh, is that us all eating again?

Chairman Drum.

Chairman Drum.

Brenda - this is us giving you our advice when replying to your email for help!

Brenda – this is us giving you our advice when replying to your email for help!

We'll graffiti anything!

We’ll graffiti anything!

Calm reflections

Calm reflections

Not even a group of writers busy bashing out several thousand words a few miles down the road can cause a ripple here.

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?

Brick wall anyone?

I'm sure that sheep was sitting there the last time we were here.

I’m sure that sheep was sitting there the last time we were here.

Tonfanau camp ... what remains of it.

Tonfanau camp … what remains of it.

Yes, that's Di paddling in the sea in NOVEMBER!

Yes, that’s Di paddling in the sea in NOVEMBER!

That's better - she's in the sunshine now.

That’s better – she’s in the sunshine now.

See? You can't stop a writer writing, can you?

See? You can’t stop a writer writing, can you?

More graffiti.

More graffiti.

She's back in the sea again!

She’s back in the sea again!

Some quiet contemplation.

Some quiet contemplation.

Stones doing balancing tricks.

Stones doing balancing tricks.

How sad ... even the sea knows how to edit.

How sad … even the sea knows how to edit.

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