Here's the gang on Thursday night about to leave for the RNA party. L to R - April Hardy, Su Bristow, Anne Bennett, Jane Bidder, Gilli Allan, Trisha Ashley.
We had a great time there meeting up with old friends and congratulations to Jo Thomas for winning the Joan Hessayan award.
It's always a very noisy party and I come away with ears ringing. What's required next day is a soothing stroll round a garden. So what better place to go than John Lewis in Oxford Street?
If you're in London before the end of August, then I do recommend going along. It isn't like the astonishing roof gardens on the old Derry and Toms building in Kensington - that's well established. This is a temporary garden celebrating the store's hundred and fiftieth anniversary and is both quirky and charming. Click on the pictures to make them bigger. Make sure you go to the exhibition on the third floor too. It's a wonderful social history.
It's a rather miserable looking bank holiday weekend, so why not stay in and write your story for the Wow competition if you haven't already done so? We're looking forward to reading the entries very much. Go HERE for information and entry.
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