Northumberland and Newcastle were mostly wet and miserably cold, but apart from that, I had a lovely time! I did some serious sightseeing on Wednesday and Thursday (Newcastle, Alnwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed) and upheld the honour of romance fiction at the Feminism & Popular Culture conference on Friday and Saturday.
The Three Musketeers of Romance Fiction:
An Goris, Laura Vivanco (one of the founding members of Teach Me Tonight) and moi
After that, I was bent on doing more sightseeing (Jesmond and the coast), but mostly managed to get lost (several times).