So last weekend was the Big FH Fair at the Burgess Hall in St Ives and how much fun was that..... Sue collected me from the MisGuided Bus and delivered us both to the hall; and then, with much anticipation, we settled on "coffee in an hour" and split up.
I started small - and must apologise to the Herts FHS stall for only spending 50p on a parish map, but that was all I needed; I don't know much about the county so just a basic map to find out what belongs where!
And then.... I found a stall selling the FlipPal scanner. Now I'd heard & read all the hype about them but I wanted to see one in action. And I did. And it was pretty dashed clever. So I .....er, bought one. As you do.
Then I met up with Andrew Martin, otherwise known as @FamilyTreeUK on Twitter. Always good to put a face to a name and, I'll own up, I was a little bit mean to identify myself as "carrying a Hunts FHS bag" - because everyone was. Sorry, Andrew, I was trying to be funny.
Then I found the Beds FHS stall and parted with even more money, this time for various Biggleswade registers on CD.
Finally, all spent out, it was time to meet Sue again and have a good catch up over the coffee cups.