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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

That's better

A seven foot tall sheet of insulation board propped up in my study is not really sustainable longterm, and I decided I wanted to keep the big map visible.



An hour with the leftover heavy canvas from the old longarm machine leaders and the Overlocker, and I have something which can stay on the wall for as long as it wants, or until I get bored with it.





14 comments:

  1. Are you familiar with writer/walker/wanderer Bill Bryson ... he has some really great books about his ramblings around your beautiful country- I highly recommend them (especially his audiobooks which he recorded himself) to get yourself 'in the mood' for your proposed/threatened trek- reading and listening to him is sheer pleasure-
    As always, regards from Texas (where spring just cannot seem to settle in) ...

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    1. Thanks Barb. I read a couple of Bryson's books when he first started publishing his 'observations' into our country. He's an acquired taste I think, and I'm afraid does not suit my palette!

      There are, however, numerous motorhome/travel blogs which I read that provide much inspiration if I need it.

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    2. He 'hooked me' with a memoir he wrote about growing up in Iowa (I was raised in a different part of the country, but his 'deeds/misdeeds' were just sooo familiar) and then his book about hiking the Appalachian Trail (parts of which I did walk in my long-ago youth) brought back memories. Most authors are either a 'thumbs-up or thumbs-down' though to different readers. I'm happy to see you have your map in front of you for inspiration though ... what a wonderful trip to plan and dream about!

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  2. A good idea to keep your map on display, it will help keep your dream alive :)

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    1. Cheers Eileen, all I'd like now is a few days settled weather. Really heavy rain last night through until this morning and snow on the hills today. Sunny now but bitterly cold in the wind.

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    1. Very true. With me, out of sight is out of mind . . . which can be useful on occasions!

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  4. A great practical way of keeping your map on display, and it will help to keep you focussed on the plans for your trip(s). I hope you get to do your first one soon :)

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    1. If you don't mind me asking, what sort of map is it? Road, political or...? I've never had one but could do with one to (among other things) track flight paths to and from Ireland :)

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    2. Eunice, it is the Caravan Club site map from last year, and from this year! When the 2019 map arrived I went to put it in the van and realised I hadn't used the 2018 one. I put them to one side wondering if I could recycle them to anyone and a couple of days later found my own use for them. So each map you see has the other half of the country on the other side.

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    3. re: your first comment, if the weather would co-operate the first section is happening very, very soon - before Easter ( and you understand the significance of that comment!!). It's all planned . . .

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    1. Thanks Wisp, sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. xx

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  6. It will be interesting to see what you get up to. Will all the travelling be a solo adventure?

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