I went along to the RNA Summer Party held at the library of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, in London. The weather has been dreadful; thankfully it was a sunny, but still blooming chilly, evening.
As at the lunch in March, the atmosphere was genial, friendly and lively; the sound of chinking glasses, good conversation and laughter flowed through the room.
We duly toasted the this year’s winner of the Joan Hessayson Award – for a published novel through the New Writer Scheme – Lucy King, in absentia; she was about to give birth, which we conceded was a reasonable excuse for not being there in person.
It was fun to meet people again, especially fellow Twitterers/Tweeters, to strengthen friendships and make new ones.
Roll on the conference…!