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Writing Holidays in Spain and Workshops in London 2020

Spain: A quick up-date on availability for my writing, walking and meditation holidays this year at http://www.fincabuenvino.com/ in the fabulous, undiscovered natural landscape of the Sierra De Aracena, north of Seville in Andalucia; 20th-27th June 2020 FULL 4th – 11th July 2020 – … Continue reading

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How To Be 70: Part One

My mum and I Firstly, a disclaimer. I have three more weeks of being 69 before I hit the gate.  TB-perfectly-H, I’m amazed I’m still here. A well-spent youth of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll in the fashion business … 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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Why People Love Write It Down! Writing Holidays

We thought you might like to read what guests are saying about our holidays this year and see some of the beautiful photos taken by one of our writers from Canada, Darlene Chrissley. Maybe you will take the leap and … Continue reading

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How I Saved My Life

Creating my own happy ending       Portrait by Rachel Vogeleisen I fell for my Prince Charming when I was a teenager. But when I found myself widowed after a long and happy marriage, my childhood demons resurfaced with … 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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The Power of Writing It Down

Because I’m far too often attached to social media, because I sometimes have a rubbish diet, drink too much and exercise too little, because I live too much indoors on my own and not enough outdoors – especially at this … 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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The Benefits of Silence

Recently, I spent two weeks on my own in Mallorca. I went for one short business meeting but decided to stay on for a bit, to get my head together on an island I love and first visited 45 years … 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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