The fabulous RNA Winter Party, 2013

It’s becoming a habit of mine, putting up photographs after each RNA event, but the events are so enjoyable that I want an excuse to look at them again, and I want a permanent reminder so that I can return to them in the future. Indulge me, therefore, and allow me to share with you the photographs I took at the latest of the superb RNA parties.

The venue: The Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, St. James’s Street, London.

Waiting for the party to begin …

Rachel Thomas

Pia Fenton, Carol McGrath


Evelyn Ryle, Janet Gover, Christine Stovell



Evelyn Ryle, Melanie Hilton

Maggi Fox, Carol Townend, Indigo Holland

Rachel Thomas, Me


Linda Mitchelmore, Sarah Mitchelmore, Lizzie Lamb

Laura E. James, Lucie Wheeler, Celia Anderson, Sue Fortin, Debbie White

Catherine Jones


And the party begins …

Talli Roland

Jules Wake

Evonne Wareham, Cathy Mansell




Philippa Ashley, Laura E. James

Yes, it’s Pia and Carol again, but I like this photo

Senior Editor Georgina Hawtrey-Woore, Agent Teresa Chris


Liz Ringrose, Margaret Kaine, Mags Cullingford, Freda Lightfoot

Rowan Coleman, Sue Fortin

Yes, it’s Talli again!


Having fun

Having fun

Cara Cooper



Some of the Choc Lit authors, and A. N. Other

Kate Johnson, Alison Maynard, Kathryn Freeman, Laura E. James










Margaret James, Trisha Ashley

Nikki Moore, Sue Moorcroft










Paul Vernham, Alison Maynard

Susie Vereker, Giselle Green










… by Jan Jones

Linda Taylor, Judy Astley, Jennifer Keer, being photographed …

Linda Taylor, Margaret Kaine, Jennifer Keer





Bowing out, but not with shoes – with BOOTS …


Laura E. James’s cowboy boots

Rowan Coleman’s sparkly boots











  • Lorraine Hossington:

    Hi Liz,
    Thanks for sharing the photos. It’s great to see everyone having a good time. Especially as I couldn’t go.
    Lorraine x

    • Liz:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Lorraine. I always take photos at these events – one day I may have you in my ‘gallery’, too 🙂

  • John Jackson:

    Lovely photos!!! Looks like you all had a really good time!

    Is it just me, or do the photos tend to get slightly more out of focus as the evening draws on???

    🙂 John

  • Sue Fortin:

    Lovely photos, Liz. Was a really nice evening.


  • So fun to see pictures of you all.

    • Liz:

      It’s such a shame that you being in Australia makes it a weeny bit difficult for you to join us, Beverley!

  • Great photographs, Liz. Thank you for taking and sharing them 🙂 x

    • Liz:

      A pleasure, Laura. I thought the pics of you were very good. I wish there’d been room to make them larger in the blog, but the blog would have seemed never-ending if I’d only had two to each line.

  • Carol McGrath:

    Lovely memories of a great event. I love the pics of Pia and myself and of course all the others. Thank you for taking the time in a busy weekend to post these for us, Liz.

  • Rachael Thomas:

    Thanks Liz for sharing your photo’s. It was a great evening!

  • Hi Liz

    We met after all this time and you were everything I expected! I hope we shall spend more time together in the future. We are both real!

    Lin xxx

  • Thanks for sharing the pics, Liz. I wish I could have been there. These are the next best thing. gxx

    • Liz:

      It’s a shame you couldn’t be there, Gilli, but you’ve had a lot to do recently. I’ll be great to catch up at some point in the future.

  • Hi Liz, thanks for sharing your pics. Lovely to see the progression down the page as the room fills up. It’s so frustrating to live at a distance and have to choose the events to come to. Anne

    • Liz:

      Thank you for noticing that, Anne. I wanted as feeling of movement – but not the sort where the photos slip down on top of each other the moment you hit Publish!

  • Great photos LIz. I need to attend an ‘APPLE’ class and sort the photo on my iphone into some sort of order as I’ve run out of space. Thanks for sharing and always lovely to see you (however breifly)!!

  • Thanks for sharing these, Liz. Lovely to see familiar faces and appreciate you putting all the names so I can match them up for those I don’t know. Unfortunately no Fairy Godmother turned up to whisk me over to join you!

  • Jan:

    Super pics! Looks like you all had a fabulous time!

    • Liz:

      We did, Jan. The parties – there two a year – are always great fun. So are the meetings throughout the year, the annual conference, the monthly chapter get-togethers …

  • Jan:

    Super pics! Great that you all had a fab party!

  • Zana:

    I also loved being able to put faces to names, looks like a really fun affair.

    • Liz:

      I feel that way about the parties, too, Zana. I’ve made lots of friends on twitter and Facebook, and I get to meet some of them at the parties, and find that they’re real. It’s really exciting!

  • Thank you Liz, it was great to see your smile as you took the photos. Lovely mementos of a most enjoyable party. x

    • Liz:

      I always smile when I take a photo of someone, Margaret. It’s crazy – I’m behind the camera, not in front of it!!

  • Hi Liz,

    Great photos, thanks for sharing. It was a fab night.Really pleased with the photo of Sue and I – you said you took good ones (though I’ve really got to learn not to squash my arm against my side)! Lovely to see you – hope to see you at another RNA bash soon…

    Nikki x (adding to the confusion by having changed name from Goodman to Moore!)

    • Liz:

      Many thanks, Nikki. It’s super of you and Sue, and that’s why I put that as the visible photo on Facebook. I didn’t know about your name change. I’ll alter it now. 🙂

  • Helen Rolfe:

    Looks brilliant! Always nice to see pics when I’m a member of RNA NWS but live so far away!

    Helen Rolfe

    • Liz:

      Hopefully, you might be able to make one of the parties one day, Helen. Having seen your name on romna, it would be nice to see you in person. Putting a name to a face is always fun.

  • Jan Brigden:

    Fab post and photos, Liz. I was so disappointed I couldn’t make the party this time but seeing these snaps has brought everything to life. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 xx

    • Liz:

      You were missed, Jan. But there’ll be other parties and RNA events. We’ll just have to talk double-amount when we meet to make up for it then. 🙂

  • Lovely pics Liz and always great to chat to you! x

    • Liz:

      It was lovely to see you at the party, Anita. I can’t think how you avoided my camera, though!! The next time I see you …

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