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Friday, May 20, 2011

The RNA Party - And what a party!

On Wednesday I attended my first ever RNA party and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was so much going on I thought I would give a run down of my highlights.

  •  The Tweet-Up: A group of us met up beforehand. It was great making some new friends and meeting people I've known for months but have never met: Talli Roland, Rachel Lyndhurst, Lucie Wheeler, Janet Brigden, Liz Crump, Jane Holland, Vanessa Savage. Head over to their blogs where you may find pictures of the actual event.
  • Waiting outside The Ritz for a taxi. Talli was almost taken out by the revolving door before we gave up.
  • The moment seven of us crammed into a busy tube carriage and half of Jane Holland nearly got left behind! 
  • When I tagged on to Talli in an effort to find the bar and ended up circulating the whole library before we found it (great way to meet several people in a rush - we were thirsty.)
  • Taking flat shoes and changing into heels when I got there. This may be my wisest moment yet.
  • Listening to the announcement of the Joan Hesseyon Award  - Charlotte Betts with The Apothecary's Daughter.
  • Meeting so many lovely people in such a short space of time who are so willing to help out those on the NWS.
  • A bag containing a wine bottle (not mine) - anyone who knows about this will know what I mean!
  • The taxi ride back to Waterloo Station with D.J. Kirkby and Rachel Lyndhurst. We arrived and got a Burger King like all classy ladies would.
  • Getting home and reading everyone else's blogs and realising exactly how many people I didn't get to talk to!

It truly was a fantastic evening, brilliantly organised by Jan Jones and Roger Sanderson. For more pictures and highlights check out the RNA blog.

6 comments:

  1. Lovely post, Catherine and it was brilliant to meet you at long last! And THAT handbag wasn't mine either ... *snorts of suppressed laughter*

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  2. Yay! It was fab, wasn't it, and so great to meet you at long last! Haha, I forgot about the revolving door at the Ritz!

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  3. Great run down of the day, Catherine. And now I shall chant to myself...

    Take flats to change into, take flats to change into, take flats to change into....

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  4. It was a fab day! Think I am only just getting over it!

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  5. Sounds like you all had a great time and puts our meetings of the B'ham RNA chapter completely in the shade!

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  6. It sounds like a fantastic evening and I love the tip about wearing flats before changing into heels. My feet struggle when I make them squeeze into a pair of heels.

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