Some of us authors have already packed our bags for the Romantic Novelists’ Association conference, and booked train tickets weeks in advance too. With any luck, we even chose the right rail station in Leeds (it’s Horsforth).
It’s so hot that you’ll be in shorts? Well, I’ve studied the photos of the venue and can tell you the chairs look scratchy. A summer dress might be comfier.
And take one of these.
Remember to pack your phone charger (and bring it home again afterwards).
This year, you need to provide your own clothes-hangers.
The most up-to-date info from the conference venue is that there’s an excellent range of gins on site. This is welcome news, as drinks with the most colour, like brandy and dark rum, are more often linked with hangovers. It’s the congeners they contain – the chemical impurities that are a by-product of the fermentation process.
You might still want to take these, just in case.
Here’s to a great conference. Now, have I forgotten anything vital? Do let me know. Otherwise I will just find out when I get there, as usual.
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