We all had a great time at the RNA conference in Sheffield, even though the temperature outside was approaching 30° C, and the air conditioning was broken! The best bit was standing next to the mobile units that pushed out cooled air, but avoiding the super hot air being discharged at the back! I've never seen my feet swell up so much; I could hardly put on my shoes for the evening, let alone walk in them, and mine were modest compared with some!
It was great to meet up with people that had only existed online so far, and to meet new people too.
The conference sessions were excellent. One I particularly enjoyed was Jan Gover's 'Accessorizing for Microphones' - the dos and don'ts of TV and radio interviews. It might come in useful if I have the chance to do one some time!
Some of the others also enjoyed were: Jenny Barden: 'Weaving romance around a historical mystery', and jay Dixon: 'What an editor brings to the table'.
It was wonderful, but it was all too soon, time to go home!
PS The air conditioning broke down on the train as well!