Roving Romaniacs – Festival of Romance, Bedford, 2013

Wow! What a weekend!

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Me, Celia, Catherine and Vanessa at The Awards Ball

Last weekend (8th-10th Nov) saw myself and my fellow Romaniacs – Laura, Celia, Vanessa, Debbie, Jan and Catherine – all descend on Bedford town centre to attend the Festival of Romance, 2013. This event is particularly special to us Romaniacs as this is where, two years ago, we first formed as a writing group. We have some very fond memories, of which we continue to add to each year.

nta shortlist
Shortlisted authors for the New Talent Award

The other guests in the B&B that we were staying at, would’ve undoubtedly known the second we all met up because of the high pitched squeals we omitted. It was the first time we had all seen eachother in months – we are quite a vocal group of ladies once you put us together!

So we put our glad-rags on and took ourselves off to the awards. It was a fantastic evening full of laughs, congratulating hugs and generally having a good ole catch up with much loved friends. It was so lovely to meet up with my old friends and extremely exciting to have met some ‘new’ friends, with whom I had only ever spoken to online. 

The beautiful New Talent Award

A massive well done to all those short-listed on the award, it is such an achievement in itself. You are all very talented, so well done. 

Congratulations to each and every one of the winners on the night and also to everyone who was short-listed for an award. And a massive thank you to Kate Allan for, yet again, putting in so much time and effort and organising such a fantastic event.

I am already thinking about what to wear for next year’s Festival of Romance!

Lucie xx

2 thoughts on “Roving Romaniacs – Festival of Romance, Bedford, 2013

  1. Bleary eyed good morning, Lucy, after last night’s fabulous RNA Party. It was lovely to have the opportunity to congratulate you all over again for winning the New Talent Award at the FOR. Quite an achievement. I think that most of the ‘winners’ for a variety of categories were on your table. Think I’m booking a space there next year. LOL. Keep polishing the trophy, you’ve earned it and it is well deserved.

    • Thank you, Lizzie! I still can’t quite believe it. It was a strong shortlist, so massive congratulations to you for being on there too!
      Yes, I believe our table did host a fair few winners – lucky number 9!
      Thanks again, Lizzie, and it was lovely to see you last night.

      Lucie xx

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