Since September, I’ve been getting out from home more often- still wearing my face shield and using hand sanitiser.
Many of the regular writer meetings that were part of my life before the pandemic have resumed; Nottingham Writers’ Club, the Nottingham Story Weavers (Nottingham Chapter of the Romantic Novelists Association) and last Friday the Leicester RNA chapter, the Belmont Belles and Beaux, met up.
I’ve not been to Leicester for almost two years, nor on a train for that amount of time. I was a little apprehensive about travelling on the service heading for London, even though I was only going four stops on the quicker journey. So I opted for first class- an unfamiliar experience.
I’d also also forgotten how long the station platforms are!
At Leicester, it’s a short walk to the Belmont, and apart from a couple of shop fronts being revamped, and the cycle track now in action, everything was familiar.
It was wonderful to all be together again. Chatting and catching up on how our writing is going, new books and more. You could feel the energy in the airy room.
And if you’re wondering what the book titles are, here’s another image so you can put them on your to-buy list…
I returned home with renewed enthusiasm for my novel, and looking forward to the next gathering in 2022…