2016 Retreat – Cynghordy

For our 2016 retreat we headed down the beautiful Heart of Wales railway line to the isolated hamlet of Cynghordy.

Wrekin Writers on retreat at the Cynghordy Estate, Cynghordy, Ca

Our first meal in our new retreat!

The Wrekin Writer retreat at Cynghordy Estate cottages, Cynghord

In the middle of nowhere!

The Cynghordy Viaduct encased in scaffolding, Cynghordy, Llandov

The Cynghordy Viaduct encased in scaffolding – it had it’s own beauty to it.

The Cynghordy Viaduct encased in scaffolding, Cynghordy, Llandov

Intriguing from underneath!

Wrekin Writers dressed up for the Cafe Resistance Murder Mystery

‘Allo, ‘allo! What is going on here? Has there been … A MURDER?

Wrekin Writers dressed up for the Cafe Resistance Murder Mystery

It is a Cafe Resistance Murder Mystery Meal

Wrekin Writers dressed up for the Cafe Resistance Murder Mystery

Ooh la la!

Michelle Ross as Mimi Anjou, and her husband Alan, aka Gerry Bas

Only a British stiff upper lip could handle that moustache!

Angeline Wheeler, aka Gee I Joe, Wrekin Writer Retreat, Cynghord

Gee I Joe making a heart-felt plea

The Wrekin Writer Retreat cottages at Cynghordy Estates, Cynghor

It was blooming nippy on Sunday morning!

A farmer's muckspreading early on a frosty Sunday morning, creat

Even the muck was steaming!

Viws across the Brân Valley towards the Crychan Forest, Cynghor

But it was gorgeous when we climbed out of the valley.

A tree and frosted sedge grass, Cynghordy, Llandovery, Carmarthe

Practically perfect blue skies

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Ey up, he’s got his rods out again.

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Bryan and Di demonstrating they had too many Brussels sprouts last night.

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There’s always one, isn’t there?

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A ‘ladies only’ moment. (they too had plenty of Brussels sprouts.)

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It wasn’t just writing on the retreat

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See? the Chairman, he doesn’t just do tea and coffee at the meetings – he cooks on retreat too!

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Revealing our costumes for the Cafe Resistance Murder Mystery!

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Why, Gee I Joe, you do know that is ma sausage you are squeezing?

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Vicki, the British Intelligence officer (with her own headphones).

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The Motley crew all dressed up.

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More Cynghordy muck spreading!

 

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Cynghordy Station House (well, the old one, anyway)

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Cynghordy Viaduct

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Close Up – Cynghordy Viaduct

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Cynghordy Scaffolding

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Cynghordy Arch

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Scaffolding encasing most of Cynghordy Viaduct

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Llandovery Bird Gathering

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Cynghordy Sheep

Remains found by Angeline and Sue while out walking.

Remains found by Angeline and Sue while out walking.

A tunnel of trees.

A tunnel of trees.

Grave near the Viaduct.

Grave near the Viaduct.

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Our retreat for the weekend.

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Trees

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Stream

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