Last Thursday I travelled to London for the RNA's summer party.
What made it more exciting this year was meeting up with some of the members of The Write Romantics
for afternoon tea in The Wolseley
, where we had a celebrity spotting moment having noticed Annie Lennox!
Afterwards we headed to the party where Write Romantic, Lynne Pardoe was a contender for the Joan Hessayon Award. As usual there was a fabulous line up of newly published writers who'd come through the RNA's New Writer's Scheme. You can see all the official RNA Summer Party photos here
|The Award Line Up|
On Friday, I woke up to a sunny rooftop view of London and the knowledge I had the whole day to
myself. After a leisurely breakfast in Covent Garden I made my way to Kew Gardens
, a place I've always wanted to visit. I walked so far that day, but really enjoyed it. I wandered around Kew Palace, but my favourite was Queen Charlotte's cottage, nestled in woodland.
|Queen Charlotte's Cottage|
After all that walking I settled down by the lake for a spot of reading and very quickly found I had a captive audience of ducks. They were somewhat disappointed I didn't have anything for them to eat and soon waddled off.
It was a great few days away and I'm looking forward to the RNA Conference in July. Another chance to catch up with friends.