Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Home from Sydney

Okay, I'm back and no apologies, the first thing I'm going to show off are the RITA pics (courtesy of dear freind Trish Morey).

Here I am, looking just a tad excited as I wait to accept it from Marion Lennox.

Isn't Marion's trouser suit gorgeous? I must tell you my sartorial disaster. I'd bought a special jacket to wear to this ceremony. And would you believe, another conference delegate wore it to the conference all day? An evening jacket. I ask you, what was a girl to do?
Turn to her friends, of course.
I confided my dilemma to Fiona McArthur, who insisted I must wear something else -- but I had already worn my other glad rags to the authors' dinner and the cocktail party.
"Let's go shopping!" she said. "I'll take you to Paddy's market."
I'd been thinking of dashing up town to the Queen Victoria building or Town Hall square, but as I'd never been to Paddy's market in Chinatown, I happily went. And this was the result -- a jacket that was really fun to wear. Plus new jewellery. Thanks, Fiona!

Tomorrow I'll tell you more about conference sessions. Right now, I have to get started on another book.


Anonymous said...

You look fabulous, so your friends are true - and great shoppers!!! Congratulations!! I have read the first boook in your new trilogy. Oh my, it was wonderful and so many hints about what is to come in yours and Jackie's books!!!

Barbara Hannay said...

Liz's book is superb, isn't it 2paw? I'm nervous now about mine.

Ally Blake said...

Barb, both you and Marion look utterly gorgeous. I looooove your new jacket, it's so beautiful and Marion's suit is to die for.

Wish I'd been there to touch your RITA and give you a big congratulatory hug.

We need a piccie of where you put it when you finally decide ;).


Liz Fielding said...

You both look terrific. I'm on the prowl for an outfit for my "appearance" in Italy but I really, really hate shopping for clothes. (When you're short and wide like me the possibilities are limited!)

Definitely want a picture of Rita in situ.

Liz Fielding said...

PS Barb need not be nervous about her book. I've read it and wept (in the best possible way!)

Romance, Rumours and Rogues said...

Barb, you look gorgeous, as does Marion and that lovely gold lady :)
Sending you a huge congratulatory hug!

Anonymous said...

Well written article.