“It’s awfully pink”, was my first thought as I stepped into the exhibitors hall at Olympia this morning for day one of Who Do You Think You Are? Live. The floor (upstairs and downstairs) was covered in a shocking pink carpet. At least it seemed quite shocking at first, but of course there were plenty of things going on to take my mind off it.
Everything was pretty much as expected, everything in more or less the same places as previous years. The queue to get in seemed a bit longer than last year, as did the queue for workshop tickets, but they both moved pretty quickly. The other good news was that the cash machine on the ground floor was working this year.
I was wondering last night (yes, I know I am sad) what the findmypast stand would look like this year. In previous years they have disguised their stand as a church and a school (and a bus or tram if my memory serves me correctly). Well this year it was an ocean liner, quite obvious when I think of it now, I only hope the “unsinkable” brightsolid are not tempting fate.
I had a great day, attended four excellent workshops, spent too much money, learnt some useful information and met up with a distant cousin and fellow Gasson researcher (Hi Mike, it was great to finally meet you).
Now I need to get to bed as I need to be up bright and early again tomorrow, ready to do it all again.