FIRE Escape – Gaer Hall Update

Hey FIRE Escapees,

I’ve just paid the remaining £500, largely with the backing of your contributions so far. Thank you everyone!

The overnight numbers reduced by 2 in the end, resulting in an increase in the overnight price to the following:

>£64 each for 2 nights (was £52 – £12 more)
>£32 each for 1 night (was £26 – £6 more)

Could you possibly send this payment through to my account please?

I plan to get discussions going on what we’ll be up to on the weekend itself on the Facebook page which you can join HERE. Just request me as a Facebook friend, and I’ll add you to the group. 

Can I take this opportunity to request that people only request the group if you are interested in attending the FIRE Escape weekends. The purpose of the group is to interact solely on the weekend itself – Sharing ideas for meals, games, what to do, lift shares etc. 

I spoke to the Gaer Hall owner and she said the following will be in place for us during the weekend:

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair (available on request)
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided (1 x large and 1 x small person)
  • Pots, pans etc
  • Utensils
  • Salt, Pepper, and other seasonings

We just need to bring food, drink and personal toiletries.

I have nothing planned for the weekend itself so far. 

The only idea I’ve put out on the Facebook page is my Morning Routine. I recently posted a Youtube video, which can check out here, which details what I do each morning. 

I plan on going through my Morning Routine on Saturday and Sunday, and I’d like to openly invite all of you to join me if it interests you. It involves the following:

1. Going for a walk as soon as I get up 6-7am. (Depends on time we go to bed!) 
2. Followed by some mobility work (stretching/muscle tissue work)
3. Meditation/sitting in silence (20 mins)
4. Reading (30 mins) – Could do group reading or all individual quiet reading time
5. Affirmations – Reading out positive statements to influence my subconscious mind (2-5 mins)
6. Visualisation – closing eyes and imagining the life that I want. (2-5 mins)
8. Journaling – Write down things I’m grateful for, and how I plan on making the day ahead great.

You may feel that some of this stuff is ‘mumbo jumbo’ – I did before I tried it! But I swear by it now, and as such, I won’t go a day of living without it.

You’re welcome to join me for the parts you’re comfortable with or the whole thing. We can do it collaboratively or individually.

Either way, I’ll do it on my own as I have done for the past 58 days, or I’ll be happy to open it up and share the experience with others.

Zero offense taken if you’re not interested. Lou has never joined me!!!!!

What ideas do you have for the weekend?

What you you love to do?

I like to put these weekends together, but I’m in no way ‘in charge’. 

I encourage you to come forward with ideas on what you want to do during the weekend. As long as it’s not offensive, and people are free to join in or go without – I really don’t mind. 

If you have any questions about the weekend/location that aren’t answered on the location’s website HERE drop me a comment and I’ll look into it for you. 


  • Richard

    Reply Reply 27th February 2016


    I would like to join you on your morning routines.

    As far as other events are concerned I am willing to go along with anything. From the other Fire Escape meets I have attended the best parts have simply been the discussions I have had with like minded people.

    Hopefully I will have my new blog up and running by then. Having a few teething problems with my graphic designer at present centred around too much choice. The engineer mindset of trying to get things 100% are not conducive with setting up a blog.

    I have sent the £12 which you should have by now.

    Thanks for all your work and dedication setting these meets up.


  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 28th February 2016

    Hi Richard,

    Great news, it looks there are a few people interested in joining. It should be good fun. I've never done my Morning Routine with other people present before, but I'm looking forward it.

    I'm so excited about the launch of your Blog. It's been a long time coming but totally worth it. Please let em know know once it's fully up and running.

    I'm sure your perfectionist tendencies will be well worth it for the value it'll create for the end user!

    Thanks for sending the money through so swiftly. You're very welcome. Thanks for making it happen!

    Speak soon and I hope you have an awesome launch!


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