Tag Archives: Andalucia

Change Is Good – Why I’m Moving To Spain

It’s usually the kids that go off travelling but this time, it’s the mother. I’m selling-up in London and swanning off to Spain. Not to the Costa Packet with it’s plethora of cafés serving up Brit food to Leave voters, … Continue reading

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News & Dates – Writing Retreats Spain 2020

Write It Down! Spain 2019 is over – Bring on 2020! ‘It feels like Elaine has given me a precious gift that will last a lifetime – the confidence to write and the understanding of how to write. Where I … Continue reading

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The Power of Nature

Photo of the Sierra De Aracena by Charlie Chesterton, chef at Finca Buenvino. Follow him on Instagram @foodsunandfun I’m writing this in a café in north London, down wind from the peppery scent of their Christmas tree. Outside, the sky … Continue reading

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The Orgasm Tree

Finca Buenvino, deep in the sweet chestnut woods. Photo by Jenni Bradbury. Very often, we begin a conversation with a friend on one subject and progress rapidly to something completely different, discovering on the way the most illuminating information. This … Continue reading

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How To Survive

  Morning meditation on Write It Down! writing holiday at Finca Buenvino in Spain: time to breathe, time to relax, time to dream… New Year’s Day is meant to be a time for celebration and resolution, forward into the  Brave … Continue reading

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The Importance of Good Eating for Good Writing

Ever since my school home economics lessons when, to my utter amazement, I got an A for cookery in my senior school exams, I have felt strangely empowered in the kitchen. Now, in the hectic run up to Christmas, I … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Retreat? Creative Writing Holiday?

Writing holiday? Writing retreat? Oh, it’s such a conundrum, what do we call our writing weeks? I worry that writing holiday sounds too lightweight, too much fun, not enough sweat, grind and concentration on difficult stuff. Doubts might linger that … Continue reading

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The Emotional Power of Clothing to Inspire Writing

  An old acquaintance sent me a message a while ago. A photo of my ex’s jacket, draped on the back of a chair. ‘Is this blah-blah’s? Did he leave it here after dinner last night?’ She’d made a mistake. … Continue reading

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Why You Should Write A Journal

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