Monday, June 25, 2007

Maps, Maps and More Maps

This evening I was thinking about maps... again!
I love maps - I could spend hours looking at a map, in fact there have been occassions when me and my dad have spread a map out on the floor and examined it in minute detail together. And there's the travel writing stuff I love - I've just been re-reading Bill Bryson's 'Notes from a Big Country' but I can't just read the book - oh no, I have to read the book with a giant atlas in tow so I can follow all the places he goes on the map!
When I visit a new place I can't fix it properly in my mind until I've seen it on the map - once I can picture the roads from a map, I can find my way around with no trouble. If I go for a walk in the middle of nowhere, I come home and look at where I've been on an Ordnance Survey map (though I probably had one with me anyway). All this, according to 'dinnerladies' is not normal - I should apparently like headboards and not maps! Dolly declared, in her great wisdom, that "women can't fold maps and men just can't get excited about headboards!*" Hmmm, well I can fold a map and I'm afraid that the co-ordination of household accessories and soft furnishings just leaves me cold. Still a long way away from being Proverbs 31 woman!!

*Better re-watch that just to check on the accuracy of the quote!

2 Comments:

At June 27, 2007 7:57 pm, Blogger Lis of the North said...

Hello,
I love maps too! Aren't they great. Maybe you should visit geograph.org.uk - it's a project to photograph every OS grid square of the UK.
Have fun
Lis

 
At July 02, 2007 3:46 pm, Blogger Mrs. M said...

Headboards-- what nonsense!!!
-A fellow map-lover

 

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