The Autumn Symposium of Nij Barrahus  ( www.nijbarrahus.nl ) took me to Holland for the very first time to meet people working in the fertility industry there, including doctors who had worked with Robert Edwards.

There were some fantastic discussions and I also had time for a quick visit to the clinic. My first visit to Holland lasted longer than planned after a problem with flights home meant I spent an extra day in a hotel near Amsterdam Airport!

It caused a few panic stations back home over looking after my two children, but all worked out OK in the end.