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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Festival of Romance ~ A FABulous affair!


It was a dignified affair, authors from across the UK coming together to discuss all things literary. 
 
To celebrate each other's successes...
 
And the Winner is...
Mandy Baggot!
 
*Yay!  Well done, that girl! WhooOOT!*
 
To network, swap opinions....
*Don't fancy yours much.*
 
 
Swig from bottles, swing from chandeliers... 
*Oi, who put the lights out?*
 
Forge friendships...

*Yes, Sue, I love you to bits! So does everyone on Table 1. And table 2. And table 3. And...*
 
Finally, to take to the floor to dance sedately around handbags (unfortunately Nicky was rather attached - to Mandy and her handbag).
*Oh,girls,
They wanna have fu-un.
Oh,girls,
Just wanna have... Nicky, gedoff my foot!*
 
*Olé!*
 
*We never touched a drop, did we, Gilli?
Nope, Nicky, not a drop.  Pssst, don't look now, but Sue's on the lovepath.*
 

Seriously, the Festival 2012 was a truly fabulous celebration of romance. The Romantic Fiction Conference was inspiring, uplifting and packed full of useful information. Hats off and huge thanks to Kate Allan and everyone else involved in a tremendous feat of organisation.  Just a suggestion, but next year make sure to book early!

15 comments:

Emma said...

Great photos for a great event Sheryl - really capture the spirit of the ball!

JB JOHNSTON said...

looks like tons of fun!

Janice Horton said...

Oh my goodness - what fun you had!

Janice xx

Nicky Wells said...

Ole indeed! It was amazing, thanks for such a great post, Sheryl! XX

Carol E Wyer said...

I look like I escaped from an asylum- in a way I guess I did. great night and bravo again Mandy!

Sue Fortin said...

I have no idea what I'm doing in half those photos, needless to say though, I seem to be doing a lot of laughing - oh it was a good night!

Thanks Sheryl, brilliant post.

Sue
x

Mandy said...

Brilliant post Sheryl and love those pictures! We had such a great time!! Can't wait to do it all again!

Mandy xx

Sheryl said...

Thanks, guys! It wouldn't have been the same without us really, would it ;) Carol, you have to be mad to work here! :) xx

Kim The Book Worm said...

Looks like I missed a fabulous party on Friday night! No wonder you were all looking a bit sheepish when I caught up with you on Saturday! Kim xxx

Jan Brigden said...

Brilliant post & photos, Sheryl. Looks like I missed a really good event. So glad you all had a fab time :) x

Melanie said...

Definitely missed a fab party. Thanks for sharing the pictures, Sheryl. Maybe one of these years, I'll actually get there.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I have been reading the posts and enjoying the photos of the event and from the evidence presented it seems you all had a fabulous time.:)

Linn B Halton said...

Well, I think the photos say more than words can - I can't remember the last time I laughed so much! Nice one Sheryl!!!

Patricia said...

Love this!

Emma said...

Great post Sheryl - lovely to see you again!