Meldrew Great videos really enjoyed them. Reminded me of my days working in the exhibition industry. Did you get many freebies.
Got absolutely nothing, mainly because I missed most of Friday and the close of the Exhibition was Saturday with me leaving at 4pm (it opened at 10 am), so I was rushing around to see people. I even missed out on some Nice ECM bags and I am sure I could have blagged a few freebies here and there, but wasn’t really looking….I also saw, but didn’t get a chance to visit the Tightvac stand for more of those little dosing cannisters.
One of the highlights for me was the Lever Fever evening meal with Lever magazine, I enjoyed that a lot.
At Trieste which is much smaller and much more European/eastern block I will be with an exhibitor, so I’ll have a lot more time to see if there is anything to grab. I will also be able to walk the floor before the exhibition opens (once the stand is ready), as usually you get in there 1 or 2 hours before opening. That trip is part of a much longer holiday…and I managed to get return tickets for £210 (it used to be about £80 or less before covid). I have to fly BA because everyone else takes 6 - 11 hours plus to fly to Naples, and BA fly direct. In school holiday times it’s more than 2.5 times that price.
P.S. I have so much coffee stuff anyway, I need to sort a room our with tables etc.. to put all the stuff in, so I can commission and work on machines easily. The idea would be to easily have 6 or 7 machines and 3 or 4 grinders out ready to go at any time….and then just a single machine in the kitchen. It’s disgraceful that I fixed the brew boiler heating element gasket on my Vesuvius and have not used it since October 2019! Many of my machines have only had 1 or 2 months use.