The word ‘boutique’ originates from the French, meaning a small shop selling fashionable clothing and accessories. More recently it has also come to mean a small company that offers highly specialised services in a specific area. It goes without saying that at a boutique business retreat the surroundings are stunning, the food is delicious, and we have hand-picked … Continue reading The 13 Key Differences Between A Boutique Business Retreat And Other Business Retreats
What Makes A Boutique Business Retreat? I believe that houses choose their owners. In 1991 Graig Ddu chose me. You can find that story here: https://tinyurl.com/ydyz5wp3 But back to the present. After leaving an out of character foray into the corporate world as a property manager in 2018 where I had over 100 holiday cottages to oversee … Continue reading 6 Shortcuts To Insights And Inspiration – Part 1
When we observe and preserve an alert watchfulness over life, we can see the unfolding and enfolding evolution of everything - constant change. It may seem banal, but this also includes holiday cottages. I moved to Graig Ddu in 1991 – you can read the story here: https://beingatthecottage.com/2019/01/14/synchronicity-at-its-magical-best/ For 9 years I lived and worked … Continue reading The Only Constant Thing In Life Is Change
It’ll be three years ago this summer that I began restructuring the garden at Graig Ddu. Many of the small shrubs were over 30 years old and reaching the end of their lives, and some were diseased. It was in the ensuing chain-sawing, uprooting and burning that the holographic nature of the garden wove its … Continue reading A Holographic Garden
When we separate ourselves from the white noise of our work environment, relinquishing the digital gadgetry that props us up, curious and wonderful things happen.