Once again, the imposing Royal Overseas League in Park Place, off St. James Street, a few steps from Piccadilly Circus, was the venue for the annual RNA Winter Party. And once again, I’m putting up some of the photos I took of the event. This allows me to indulge myself by looking at them again and re-living what was yet another fabulous RNA party.


The Royal Overseas League


I could wax lyrical about the atmosphere, the liveliness and friendliness of everyone, the delicious canapΓ©s, but as always, I shall allow my photos, plus their captions, to do the talking. (P.S. Any fuzziness about some of the photos is entirely the fault of the camera. It is in no way the result of an over consumption of wine!)

Right, Camera, action …

John Jackson catches the photographer in action!!


Jan Jones with Catherine Jones

John Jackson with Roger Sanderson

Pia Fenton


Berni Stevens with Sarah Newson and Linda Mitchelmore

Berni Stevens, Christine Stovell, Kathryn Freeman, Jules Wake

Anna Lucia Scamans


Julie Vince, Nicola Cornick

Christine Stovell, Julie Houston

Royce and Marion Lindsay Noble




Margaret James

Trisha Ashley

Catherine King, Margaret James, Trisha Ashley


Lucy Gilmour, Rony Grey, Fiona Harper

Margaret James, Broo Doherty, Sophie Duffy, Cathy Hartigan

Jean Fullerton


Cathy Mansell

Julie Roberts, Caroline Rayner

Myra Kershner


R.J. Gould

Mandy Baggot, Katie Fforde

Talli Roland, Vanessa Savage, Catherine Miller



Jo Thomas

Talli Roland

Me, Jan Sprenger, Tania Crosse, Claire Dyer, Julie Roberts




Me with Alex Hammond

Alex Hammond with Emily Kitchen

Yes, chocolate!


Anita Chapman, Liz Cooper

Judy Astley

Gilli Allan, Berni Stevens, Clare Chase, Lyn Vernham, Caroline Rayner



Carol McGrath, Cara Cooper

Veronica Henry

Catherine Miller, Vanessa Savage, Clare Chase, Anita Chapman




Alison May

Jan Jones, Katie Fforde

Cathy Hartigan, Ian Skillicorn




Imogen Howson, Julia Wild

Kate Johnson

Taking positions for the photograph that will be on the cover of the next issue of Romance Matters, courtesy of John Jackson



Well, that’s it for this year’s RNA Winter Party.

Over and out!