Six days in a hotel with 70 other writers – sheer heaven! Varied courses, talks and workshops. Spent most of the time sitting – sitting and learning (excellent tuition) – sitting and eating (wonderful food, haven’t dared get on the scales yet!). My main courses were Romantic Fiction with Kate Walker and Writing Crime with Simon Hall, he of the ‘TC Detective’ fame. Excellent tutors, we all had great fun and learned a great deal. I met some lovely people, everyone so friendly and I have to thank Gerry and Anne Hobbs who worked so hard to make sure we all enjoyed the week. It was fantastic! I am now working on the perfect crime – although they do say you should write about what you know?!