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RNA Conference 2013

I have just come back from the 2013 RNA Conference, which was held at the conference centre called The Edge at Sheffield University’s Endcliffe Village site.  Apart from the fact that the air conditioning wasn’t working in the meeting rooms, I had a wonderful time!

Our stay began by helping to stuff the goody bags, which this year were brilliant silver and pink – they looked amazing when all 180 of them were done!

The sun shone throughout our stay and it felt more like being in a Mediterranean country than Sheffield.  Sitting outside under parasols at breaktimes and in the evenings was lovely and I really enjoyed catching up with old friends and making new ones.

(Photo by Lizzie Lamb)

The “ChocLiteers” were out in force – I think there were fourteen of us – and we scrubbed up nicely for the gala dinner.  The previous evening we had a little kitchen get-together too and it was great to meet the latest recruits.  One of the ChocLiteers – Kate Johnson – won this year’s Elizabeth Goudge award, which was a lovely surprise!

As always, I came home exhausted, but inspired by all the wonderful talks and fired up with the urge to write.  Can’t wait for next year’s conference!

Elizabeth Goudge finalists - Jayne Hall, Kate Johnson (winner) and Jacqui Cooper