#253: Make the world

Yesterday I went without internet and TV for another long, painful 24 hours. (When I have a child, I plan to keep them from TV for at least two years. . . that should be HILARIOUS.)

I didn’t get that babysitting job I wanted, but I don’t think it was because she suspected I was a criminal mastermind.*

I have a headache from reading so darn much about bushrangers and early Australian manners (two different books, both fascinating).

I also amused myself making a giant world map for my “Food of the World” party next month. It’s now labelled (colour coded for appetiser, main meal, dessert, and drinks) and blue-tacked to the underside of our glass dining table.

I used pencil lines of latitude and longitude to divide it into a 150% copy of our wall map. There are some errors, but it DOES look pretty.  If you do the same thing, I recommend you use a rectangular map rather than the semicurved version.

Here’s what our table usually looks like:

*In fact I think I can say that for certain.

Published by Felicity Banks

I write books (mainly adventure fantasy for kids and young adults), real-time twittertales, and a blog of Daily Awesomeness. @Louise_Curtis_ and http://twittertales.wordpress.com. My fantasy ebook is on sale at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278981.

6 thoughts on “#253: Make the world

  1. Freehand-drawing (real-world) geographical features is difficult! Fantasy maps are easier, because if you stuff it, no-one knows. But then, I used to make up fantasy world maps when I was bored in class (and still do on occasion now).

    Everything’s easily recognisable and it ooks better than a lot of older world maps, including some made in the 20th century.

    1. W: It certainly does ook better. Many maps hardly ook at all, even the ones with monkeys drawn on. It’s a shame, that’s what it is.

    1. Ann: I rarely mind younger children, so there was probably actually someone more qualified – for example, anyone with their own kid.

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