... well sort of. I went to a workshop run by Woman's Weekly and hosted by the lovely fiction editor Gaynor Davies. Although I didn't share her table in the lunch break we were in the same room!
Cara Cooper very kindly met me at Waterloo and between us we navigated our way to the impressive Blue Fin building. Later I met up with Wendy Clarke, Tracy Fells, Amanda Brittany, Lindsay Bamfield, Karen Clarke, Helen Hunt ... OK, I'll stop with the name dropping now!
Well except to mention Suzanne Ahern who gave an interesting insight into writing serials and Laura Lonrigg who we interrogated about the role of an agent and the state of the publishing industry. (I think some of us wished she'd not been quite so honest!)
I think the workshops are now all sold out, but if you do get the chance to go to one - or anything remotely similar I thoroughly recommend it. However much writing you've done you're likely to pick up a few tips (or be reminded of things you'd forgotten!) to have fun and come away encouraged and inspired.
As I didn't photograph my lunch you'll have to make do with a picture of my notebook. Gaynor says we must carry one always!