In mid January a group from CESAR met for a writing retreat. The work focused mainly on the writing of three papers in the field of heart disease. One of the papers focuses on the co-design of an online support programme for informal carers of people with heart failure. The two others are based on research conducted within the Nordic research project HeartMind aiming to study families with a parent affected by heart disease, with one of the papers focusing on the life situations of healthy spouses and the other on the ill parents’ perspective. The group had some very productive days with meetings and supervision of PhD students and some recreational activities, apart from the writing. Hopefully we can all look forward to three new papers being submitted and adding knowledge to the field of heart disease during spring 2023!