Five reasons to choose Backwell House as a venue for your retreat

This summer I was invited to spend an evening at Backwell House boutique hotel near Bristol with the Bristol Bloggers group.  I was keen to visit this nine-bedroom country house hotel, featured in the magazine Great British and Irish hotels 2017-18, as clients ask me to recommend retreat venues. My first impression, after spotting Backwell […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Boutique hotels, Retreats, Venues, Writing Retreat|2 Comments

It’s All About Food that Gives You Real Energy, Not Just a Quick Fix


As I walked into Carpe Diem the brightly coloured book jumped out at me. As a book lover, I always find myself drawn to books. As a food lover, I always seem to spot the cookery ones. Carpe Diem is neither a book shop nor a restaurant. It’s a therapy centre on the outskirts […]

By |January 28th, 2017|Retreats|0 Comments

Food shopping in Ubrique: The pleasure of taste and colour

As a retreat host in Spain, I provide a welcome pack for my guests. In reality, it’s not just a welcome pack. It’s a lovingly thought-out and carefully planned display of fresh and scrumptious goodies waiting to be tucked into. It adds a wow factor for the guest and provides me with an inadvertent […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Food and drink, Retreats, Spain|0 Comments

Planning a retreat?


Every retreat is different. Every experience is different. Every group of clients is different. As facilitators we learn something new each time.

So, what’s involved in running a retreat?

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes so that your clients get a fantastic experience. If you are thinking of organising a retreat abroad for the […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Retreats|0 Comments

The problem of running a retreat

We have recently returned form the Writing Retreat in South West Spain with book mentor, Karen Williams from Librotas.

We had a wonderful time with our clients. We added a new walk to our morning routine and celebrated a special birthday over dinner, cava and a surprise birthday cake made by the amazing Angelica who’ll I’ll […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Retreats, Spain, Writing Retreat|0 Comments

So, what does a Friday afternoon on a retreat look like?

Relaxing? Energising? Productive?

The sky is clear, the pool is inviting and the air is warm.

A client sits in the sunshine. She is working on her book with the help of Karen Williams and Sheryl Andrews. They are planning and mapping out the structure.

Another client takes inspiration from the scenery. She is sitting on a […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Retreats, Spain, Writing Retreat|2 Comments

Worried about Running A Retreat? Why Not Experience One For Yourself…..

When Karen Williams, Book Mentor from Librotas, sat down with her clients on the flight to Seville in September 2014, she asked herself what she needed to worry about next. It was Karen’s first writing retreat and being responsible for others while travelling can be stressful. With relief, Karen remembered that she had “no need to […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Retreats, Spain|0 Comments

How Can A Retreat Boost Your Business?

As a coach, therapist or trainer have you ever thought about running a retreat, but don’t know where to start or how to go about it? Does the idea of travelling, discovering something new and boosting your business at the same time sound appealing?

Running a retreat is an ideal way to add an extra […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Retreats|0 Comments

It has to start somewhere!

And what an exciting start!!!
Here we are on the very first European Coaching Retreat and I am very proud to be hosting Karen Williams from Self Discovery Coaching and her writing retreat ‘Your Book is the Hook’ here in south west Spain. It seems so appropriate to start the retreats with Karen, my business […]

By |October 19th, 2014|Retreats, Spain|0 Comments