Category Archives: Testimonials

What Mary thought of her Retreat

I arrived at Keystone under pressure to write-up my PhD – something I was feeling very stressed about but not achieving much with at home.  The room was comfortable, with everything I needed, and a beautiful view.  Annie produced wonderful … Continue reading

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What Annah thought of her Retreat

I have spent the last four nights with Annie and Ian – a wonderful gift from a friend and just what I needed. Life slowed right down, I slept a lot, walked, read, drew and got excited about writing my … Continue reading

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What Mirkka thought of her Retreat

I had a fantastic retreat at Annie’s. It was both very productive and very de-stressing. I was able to completely focus on writing the last few chapters of my novel. When in need of a break or inspiration, I enjoyed … Continue reading

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What Lucy thought of her retreat…

Annie’s retreat was a wonderful break that I desperately needed. The beautiful room overlooking the valley was the perfect environment to nurture all the reading, writing and drawing I had been building up inside of me. Annie is a wonderful, … Continue reading

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What Danuta thought of her Retreat

I spent three nights here, and it was wonderful. It was absolutely the right atmosphere for writing – very quiet and peaceful. Wonderful food arrived at my door at agreed times so all I had to do was write. I … Continue reading

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What Jess thought of her retreat…

I had a wonderful time at the writing retreat. I went there with a basic idea for a new novel and I came away with most of a plan and 25,000 words. This plan was helped along by a brainstorming … Continue reading

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What Susan thought of her retreat…

When I arrived at the retreat in July I was feeling sick about my novel. I was horribly, horribly stuck and I couldn’t see a way out. In fact, when Annie asked me about it shortly after I arrived, I … Continue reading

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What Molly thought of her Retreat…

I was pretty nervous when I arrived at Annie’s house at the end of July. After two and a half years of drafts that didn’t quite work and plotting problems that were never quite resolved, I badly needed to reboot my … Continue reading

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What Dagmar thought of her Retreat

I stayed at Keystone in July 2014 to have some quiet time after my mother died. I absolutely loved the wonderful room, the great balcony overlooking trees and a valley, Annie’s warm and caring ways and the gorgeous and plentiful food … Continue reading

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What Victoria thought of her Retreat

April 19th, 2014.  Writing isn’t always about the physical act of putting pen to paper, metaphorically speaking or not. It is sometimes thinking about what you are going to write. Letting your mind wander exponentially is as exciting as any … Continue reading

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