It is the last of the conference today and quite a few people have already left Glasgow. The conference centre feels empty as I am walking around the exhibition hall and the centre itself.
All the exhibiting companies are packing their stuff and OUP are giving away cups of chocolate.
There isn't the usual gathering of participants outside the centre and it makes me feel sad to realize that this is the end of this event. Tomorrow the place will be empty and the last participants wil have left by tomorrow evening in the hope of meeting next year at the conference in Liverpool again.
We have exchanged email addresses and promised to keep in touch. Isn't it funny how quickly we make friends and how difficult it is to part?