Paula Wynne's blog
If you've read Ken and Paula's story about setting up their secret world retreat, and you read the lyrics to Peter Gabriel's beautiful song, Secret World, you'll know just why we chose this song as the inspiration behind setting up our Secret World Retreat.
I stood in this sunsheltered place
'Til I could see the face behind the face
All that had gone before had left no trace
If you're an author or a bustling entrepreneur running your own home based business, you'll take one look at this image - as we did on our journey with the scape to the Continent team in Spain looking for a property to start our own retreat - and you'll just want to sink into this chair, put your feet up beside the pool and lounge away the day writing or reading in total privacy and seclusion.
During our trip to Spain with the Escape To The Continent team, Ken and I fell in love with the mountain properties. This image shows just how tranquil and calming it is to take time out and relax in the sun overlooking a gorgeous view like this.
During our trip to Spain with the Escape to the Continent production crew to film the new series for the BBC, Ken and I were Spanish decor spotting. Any lovely little ideas, of which there are already 100s, we captured on our phones to give us ideas and inspiration for when we set up our own future retreat in Spain.
As Ken and I went around Spain looking at properties with the Escape to the Continent team to film our journey to find a suitable location to set up our very own Writing Retreat, we spotted this lovely place. Each time we found a property that may have given our future writing guests a place to sit quietly in the sun or hideaway in the shade, it tickled our interest in setting up a retreat even more.