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11/10/2018
Ideas and Activities

Christmas is a-coming

Yes, we’re really sorry to tell you but Christmas is most definitely around the corner.  In the Northern hemisphere, the leaves are changing and falling, the nights are getting longer, misty mornings are with us and there’s the scent of wet earth in the air. We’ve been working hard to bring our different gift products to our customers, providing novel,interesting and often unique bespoke and personalised items for even the most difficult of relative or friend including a range of scratch-off maps covering everything from skiing to whiskey . This year,... Read More

10/08/2017
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A Damp Day in Bath

It’s summer, it’s Britain, it’s raining.  Hardly an unusual combination, but this summer, Southgate in Bath is once again sporting it’s summer clothing of multicoloured umbrellas.  This year, the umbrellas are all flower patterned, the handles are green and it truly is a garden in the sky; the fake grass underneath helps with the garden illusion too.  Bath has a history of these sorts of installations, most memorably, the red, white and blue painted bicycles that were in the same location for the ‘Tour de Britain’ a couple of years... Read More

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Maps Worldwide

Maps Worldwide is on the move!  We were shortly be based in Devizes rather than Melksham, and under new management!  However we aim to offer the same great service and ultimately an even greater range of products on our new look website which we plan to launch later this year. Although we are saying Goodbye to Mapsareus, Joy (joyofmaps) will still be part of the new set up and she is looking forward to working with our new partners Guy’s Magnets.

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Lincoln

Following on from our stroll in uphill Lincoln we entered through the †14C Exchequer Gate into Minster Yard which is contained within the remains of its medieval gates and walls. Most of the houses are medieval and were built for the clergymen and associated workers who maintain the life of the cathedral. Facing the cathedral are […] via Lincoln’s Minster Yard — TRAVEL WORDS

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Walking in an artist’s footsteps — TRAVEL WORDS

Whilst in Essex and with time to spare between checking out of one place and checking in to another, we decided to visit the quintessential English Dedham Valley on the borders of Essex and Suffolk where Constable drew inspiration for some of his paintings, notably “The Hay Wain“. “The sound of water escaping from Mill […] via Walking in an artist’s footsteps — TRAVEL WORDS

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Australia Revisited

Earlier this year, we featured Wivelscombe Swimming Club who purchased a map of Australia, with the intention of swimming the equivalent of the length of the East Coast Today I have heard they have swam the length of the coast from Northern Australia to the Gold Coast, some 3,300 miles – What an achievement. Next they are planning to swim the equivalent of the Pacific!

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5 unforgettable moments in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port — I Love Walking In France

Recently joining the ranks of France’s most beautiful villages, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a delightful note on which to end a long-distance walk. I’ve enjoyed many unforgettable moments here—these are a few of my favourites (Before you arrive, download a map from The Tourist Office website—available in French, English and Spanish—with several places of interest marked.) Two… via 5 unforgettable moments in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port — I Love Walking In France

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Islands of Malta & Gozo – A Video Album — Journey Around The Globe

Just finished making this video on our trip to the Islands of Malta & Gozo few years ago, hope it will inspire you to visit these islands by the Central Mediterranean. Islands of Malta and Gozo – Thru My Lens If you are planning to visit Malta, Gozo, & Comino, please check out these 2 following links […] via Islands of Malta & Gozo – A Video Album — Journey Around The Globe

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Islands that Changed the World: Ternate & Tidore — What an Amazing World!

Chapter 4, Part 4 As the Age of Discovery began in the 15th century, Portugal and Castille (Spain) sent a large number of maritime missions to seek direct sea route from Europe to India and the fabled Spice Islands, as well as to discover lands previously unheard to the Europeans. With the Atlantic Ocean at […] via Islands that Changed the World: Ternate & Tidore — What an Amazing World!