Aug 24, 2015

Avagreatweekend

*****apologies in advance for higgledy piggeldy formatting. Attempting to write this on my iPad and it's not letting me fiddle with the picture layout ******

Avagreatweekend. That's what we say here in Oz. Did you avagreatweekend? All run together like that. And I'm here to tell you I had a bloody great weekend!

In fact I had a bloody great five days. Why? Well it started with a wedding. A surprise wedding - very romance writer. A bush wedding. My besties daughter and what a gorgeous bride she was! And check out the dramatic backdrop! Also my own proud mummy moment with my own gorgeous daughter being one of the bridesmaids.

And then I flew to Melbourne for the Romance Writers of Australia  conference. I caught up with a bunch of people I only ever see once a year including LoveCats Annie West, Michelle Douglas, Rachel Bailey, Bronwyn Jameson, Kandy Shepherd and Jennifer St George and to cap it all off I walked away with a Ruby!!! As did fellow LoveCat Annie West.

How was your weekend?

With Nicola Marsh and Ally Blake

With Annie West and Michelle Douglas

Gala Award Night, my RuBY winner on the big screen

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24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful wedding, Amy! Love the rich red bridesmaids' frocks - yr daughter is stunning (as is her cute little buddy.) I agree -- the surprise wedding is VERY romance novel, isn't it? Love.

    As for my weekend: I spent it at the RWAustralia conference and it was very special. BIG congrat's to our RuBY winning LoveCats, the fabulous Amy Andrews and Annie West, and to finalist Kandy Shepherd for short-listing in a stellar lineup.

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    1. Was so great catching up with you, Bron!

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  2. Oh YAY! Go you, AA and Annie! Huge congratulations! Looks like you all had a ball at RWAus. Sorry I missed it! My weekend was very tame in comparison!

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    1. A fun time was had by all, Louisa 😄 you're off to the NZ one next weekend, right? Nothing tame about that 😍

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  3. Amy, you CERTAINLY had all the romance writerly boxes ticked this last week! Loved seeing the gorgeous wedding photos and MASSIVE congrats to you and Annie on your RUBY wins. I spent my weekend wishing I was there with you all!

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    1. Thanks Barb! Wish you could have been there too 😢

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  4. So lovely to see you and Annie win. So wonderful!!!!

    Well I spent part of my weekend with you, Amy, so it was very special!!

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  5. Oh, yes! I definitely had a great weekend -- was wonderful to catch up with you, AA...and to cheer my head off when you and Annie won your RuBYs.

    Also, Brekky at the Windsor was a fine way to start the day today. ;-)

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    1. Brekky at the Windsor = perfect way to start the day, Michelle :-)

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  6. Oh Amy

    What a beautiful wedding what fun and woohoo 💜 on the award I remember being there in 2010 when you had won one so sad I missed this one but so happy for you and Annie as well way to go you ROCK

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Thanks Helen. It was weird to not see you there!

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  7. YAY! Go you! What I loved the most about you sharing the photos on Facebook was the enthusiasm your daughter exhibited in congratulating you.
    Risky Business has suddenly made a leap to the top of my reading list following on from my current read of Limbo... I'm finally beginning to make a small dent in the beginning of the to-read list.

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    1. lol on the daughter thing, Lyn :-)

      I'm thrilled and terrified that you'll be reading 2 of me in a row. Hope I dont disappoint!

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  8. Amy, I had a fabbo weekend too! Love the pics! It was wonderful being in Melbourne for the conference, for the RBY Awards (congratulations!!) and for catching up with other LoveCats too. There should be more of it!

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    1. Congrats to you too Annie - it was nice to share the occasion with you!

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  9. Love, love love your fabulous photos, Amy! So cool to see your RUBY! Woohoo! It was just the best when you and Annie won! Congratulations!

    And the wedding looks really special. The pic of bub in bridesmaid finery is just gorgeous!

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    1. All the wedding pics are just stunning, Sharon!

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  10. I see it's up ;) Fab and gorgeous dresses. Brilliant weekend and yes ... A RUBY OMG .... so happy for you ;)

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    1. lol, yes, thanks Jan! With a little help from my friends (thanks Bron!)
      Yes, the weekend was fabulous. Worse ways to spend one, that's for sure!

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  11. HUGE congrats on the RuBY, Amy! I cheered so loudly for you I gave the husband a fright ;) Very exciting to see all your photos. The wedding shots are absolutely gorgeous too.

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    1. Thanks Stefanie! There was a lot of cheering going on in the room all night. It's fabulous to be there with everyone in their finery to congratulate friends and fellow writers and the RWA org itself on their successes.

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