I was disconcerted this morning to get a tweet saying Ancestry.co.uk was following me on Twitter. My first thought was that it was nice and flattering, but I hope they didn’t expect me to be knowledgeable about anything!
But then the phone chirped to me again and I had a message saying I’d won a free ticket to Who Do You Think You Are Live 2014 at Olympia in London next week. I was so chuffed! Emailed them straight away with my address so they could mail me the tickets.
A few weeks back I’d looked into booking to get down to London but as I live in Central Scotland – and not even on the main line south – I thought I wouldn’t be able to afford the travel and accommodation I’d need. Next year, I thought…
So now I’m going this year after all. I’ve been in touch with my family down there that I hardly ever see and will stay with my cousin – which is brilliant in itself – spending my birthday money on train tickets. Sorted.
So now what? Apart from booking the travel and workshops I’ll spend a few days uploading my latest trees online and then it will be prioritising what I want to find out. And if I go early should I have a day in Kew too, or perhaps the National Archives before WDYTYA starts? Not that I can actually remember what either holds. Er, guess I’m doing things in the wrong order then 😉 Like I said, not an expert! But a very happy amateur.