Sunday, 31 July 2016

RPS Distinctions Advisory Day, 12th June 2016

It seems such a long time since I've been able to post anything to this blog, and that's because the last couple of months have been stupidly busy.  There was a family holiday in France (and, no, rather stupidly we didn't buy any Euros before the referendum, but thanks for asking anyway).  In addition I've also moved offices at work and transplanted my younger daughter from one flat into another in Southampton.  Then there was the reunion of four old and creaky University friends who repeated a walk along the Rochdale Canal which they'd first attempted (when slightly less creaky) in December 1979.  Look out for this nostalgic, and not altogether sensible, venture in future blog posts...

The busy period began with an RPS Distinctions Advisory Day in the middle of June, which is the subject of this post.  Organising and running Advisory Days is one of the most pleasurable aspects of being a Regional Organiser for the RPS, but this one seemed jinxed from the outset.  Of the three advisers, one pulled out at the last minute and the other two - who had never met before - were both Foxton "virgins".  I needn't have worried, though, as Cathy Roberts FRPS and Peter McCloskey FRPS slotted together perfectly, and nobody would have known that this was the first time they'd worked together.

I'm always hugely grateful to the people who give up their weekends to come and help on these occasions, and the four below - Mark, Allan, Terry and Mike (behind) - did a superb job of handling the prints on the day.

Roll on the next one, which will probably be in spring 2017.