Anything for peace; and to keep an old bloke happy.

I’m not going to mention who the old bloke is; I’ll let him identify himself, under what pseudonym is anybody’s guess. but he seems to have developed a thing for maps, if you don’t believe me go look for yourselves at

So me, not knowing better, says something along the lines of, “I’ve got a map hanging on the wall too”, so he comes back, and says  he wants to see more maps, and it’s my turn or something along those lines.

Not the one I’ve got on the wall, but one I pinched from Wiki, which is in the public domain. this one is from 1154 and is entitled Tabula Rogeriana.


Tabula Rogeriana

The one I have on the wall, I purchased (not a cheapskate, pinching a map from a caff) at Greenwich on the 21st October 2005, which to my mind was a very important day. Not so important to the Poms mind you, they decided they’d decided to celebrate the Great Day in JUNE, would you believe, something to do with the weather; typical.

Anyway here it is; the War office had an old,rustic looking, frame that kind of goes nicely with the map, and she said I could have it.     

Greenwich spotlighted
This map purchased on the 21st October 2005 at Greenwich







29 thoughts on “Anything for peace; and to keep an old bloke happy.

    1. I’m not into pinching stuff, bit old fashioned that way, not, obviously, like the bloke who started all this. But then what must one expect from a Victorian, wasn’t Ned Kelly a Vic? 😈 🐱

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Absolutely he was. And what a beard he had. I used the term “pinching” more in a colourful sense than an accurate description. I am mindful of the creative rights of all artists.

      Liked by 1 person

        1. Oh, bloggers are more than that, I think. And I suppose I was floating in my own dimension and thinking in the most general of terms. From what you write about, though, I would say you have plenty to do. Plus, you read and comment on all of my posts–the only one who does! That, and meeting mates down the pub, is a lot. 😉

          Liked by 1 person

        2. Those that do read my rubbish/stuff do so I believe, because I read and comment on their stuff; By reading and following others they do start to read and follow my stuff. It’s important to find good bloggers and gradually make yourself known just as I did. Give it a go I’m sure you’ll find it rewarding. 😀 All about reciprocity I think 🐱 I know you love cats. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        3. Oh yes, well, I do read and comment on some others besides yours. Didn’t mean to whinge. Been a long day, I suppose. But you’re right. One does need to reach out in some way. Yes, I love all animals, but I just melt into cats. I blend with them. And you love sweet Coco. Definitely Cocker Spaniel…does he have another “ethnic” blend as well?


        4. Coco is half American Golden Cocker half King Charles Cavalier. The American Cocker has a a softer face than the English, they don’t have a long snout, and are slightly smaller in build. They still like to hunt though.

          Liked by 1 person

        5. Right. Iv had the privilege of living with both a wonderful English Springer Spaniel and an English Cocker. Coco looks thoroughly huggable. I’m snuggling with two cats right now. Coco is an interesting mix. Very handsome fellow.

          Liked by 1 person

        6. I believe it. Freckles was very intelligent and quite sensitive. I was a child when he passed prematurely, and that still hurts. But more, I remember him with love. It is all still vivid. His fur was liver and white. Holly, the Cocker, was beautifully golden, rather like your Coco, though a bit lighter.

          Liked by 1 person

  1. I’ve always been crazy about maps. Can’t explain why, exactly. Looking at them is sort of like taking a journey to that time and place. Am particularly fond of topo maps of our mountains. Almost like looking at a photograph of the area.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A big yes to maps! The older, the better. One of the treasured items in my parents’ house was a real globe with the whole world on it. I never tired of turning it and looking at all the places there are to visit in the world–and imagining what it would be like to live here or there.


    1. In the Australian Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour in Sydney there is a very small, and might I add, treasured globe, which dates from 1602, if memory serves me correctly.
      For some reason it’s behind a locked probably bullet proof (they get lots of Yanks at the museum) glass cabinet; which also keeps out marauding, scavenging men from Victoria, who like to swipe things that don’t belong to them.
      I wont mention any names as my chum John Paol wouldn’t appreciate it! 😈

      By the bye, you STILL haven’t visited Coco’s birthday post 😥 He is aware of these things!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. One of my favourite places is an old print shop with their very interesting array of old maps, situated on the top floor of the QVB Building.


  4. I love maps! Your maps are wonderful. Lord BofB! I love globes, too! I remember in school, I loved when the teacher had us make different kinds of maps.
    Oh, I still carry folded-up maps in my car to enjoy on road trips.
    But your maps are cooler than my maps.
    I use the GPS when I am going somewhere I’ve never been before. I even did a blog post on my GPS lady.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I can’t tell what your map is a map of, but I can tell you used the flash in your camera.

    Got rid of a lot of maps when we moved. I probably won’t replace them.


    1. It’s a map of Greenwich in England; think Greenwich Mean Time. There is also a bug Naval College there and this is a map of Greenwich from the 19th century.
      Why throw away the maps? they weren’t doing any harm. I know they weren’t doing any good either! Your an odd sort of fellow at times. Which probably pleases you. Does anything? 🙂


All comments appreciated and acknowledged

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s