Thursday, 17 July 2014

Our Place In The World

Recently I found a homemade birthday card I made for my mother way back in 1972
On the back of the card was written
From John
43 Ffordd Ffynnon
Prestatyn,
Flintshire
North Wales,
Great Britain
The World
The Universe

I think most kids do this when they are ten

Looking at google Earth
I can do the Trelawnyd Equivalent
Our cottage is the blue spot












32 comments:

  1. Oh, yes - I remember doing the same thing ... I like your 2014 equivalent! Smiling here.

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  2. I didn't do it when I was ten, but I did it several years ago when a stupid doctor asked me if I knew where I was. I should have told him I was on Uranus, but he might have locked me up.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. It's a small world after all :)

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  4. Nice! Yes, I did this type of thing as a kid. I've always been fascinated by maps, so much so that I grew up to be a cartographer for the Geological Survey.

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  5. LOVE IT! now I have a better idea of your place in the world.

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  6. The lively mind seeks ever-expanding layers of organization.

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  7. So cool! I love the ten year old you. :)

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  8. What a wonderful Birthday card.
    I love Google maps.

    cheers, parsnip

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  9. Why do kids do that? I certainly did.

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  10. I've long suspected you were out of this world and now I see I was right.

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  11. I did it, too. And the postal workers always delivered them, which tickled me no end.

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  12. As a 10 year old-ish, I would send letters to (e.g.) 10 Downing Street, New York, South Africa. The letter would go all around the world, then be returned to me (my address was on the back) covered in stamps.

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    1. That is so heartbreakingly sweet, Cro Mag.

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  13. Makes you think how insignificant we are in this world.

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  14. glad the spot doesn't shrink in size... you're still the centre of the universe!

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  15. I loved seeing where you are on Google Earth, John. As the crow flies you're not far from where I am in East Africa ! I also did that when I was ten or thereabouts! I also love maps and spent the last three months throwing a pottery map of Africa. I spent six pottery sessions painting the 50+ countries on it and then adding the names which was very difficult, especially on the Ivory Coast and in Central Africa! It was glazed and baked and somehow the wording slid downwards so the whole project is a flop! I will try again when I return from my break in SA next month! Have a great day. Jo xx

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  16. The end of the (touchy feely) map is nigh. Which doesn't mean that I won't find you.

    U

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  17. Love it ! My brothers did this in their Enid Blyton books !
    Glad you are a big spot in the universe John x

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  18. We will all descend on you at some point now....no escape!

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  19. I did the same thing, once attaching an address label to a balloon (inserting the words 'Solar System' and 'Milky Way' between 'Earth' and 'Universe), then being disappointed that it didn't ascend when I released it from my a bedroom attic window, only later to find the label in a nearby gutter with shreds of balloon attached, no doubt stamped on by some meanie!

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    1. you should do a bottle in the sea. I always wanted to do that as a kid.

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  20. Yes, did it too. Not sure I want to belong to the World after yesterday;s air disaster though - wish we could float into a separate planet.

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  21. We are significant and insignificant in equal measures. x

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  22. Nice to know the exact spot in case I'm ever over your way and if you're not in, pop in to Auntie Gladys' for a cuppa and scone!
    We are having a thunder storm here and the chickens have gone quiet!

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  23. What is the "blue spot" made from? Is it a massive sheet of blue polythene cut in a circle? Where do you get them from? They must be very handy for keeping out the rain and growing vegetables.

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  24. Target practice?
    Thank you for a good idea for an interesting post

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  25. Haha...you've gone all hi-tech!

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  26. :-)
    Lovely post, John.

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  27. I liked this, John. Puts things into perspective quite nicely I'd say.

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  28. However little our dot, we all have our place in the world :-)

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  29. I just checked and I don't see you in the garden like I did a few years back John and I don't see the green shed with your little dog either. Ah well things change. Loved your post :)

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