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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

I am going to bed now, but first....my little life....

This is the new, improved version. I've worked out that most of my life has taken place within an area of about 270 square miles. Interesting to see clearly how over the years I've moved from the town to the country and even more interesting....not so long ago, while I was researching my family tree, I discovered that I've gone back to my roots.....my maternal great-great-grandfather lived a five minute car ride from where I live now! He's probably looking over my shoulder every time I mooch round the charity shops. Aha, maybe he's guiding me to the bargains! Click on the picture to be able to see the detail.

7 comments:

Anna said...

I love it!!

I'd like to make my own, but since I've lived my whole life in the same town, it wouldn't be all that interesting.

rilera said...

What is the river? What a cool idea Lily. I love it!

Lily said...

Sure it would anna, you'd get more detail on your map because you'd be covering a smaller area. Get onto Google Earth and have a go!
It's the Tees, rilera. Glad you liked my little experiment. I'm hoping other people will follow my lead - I'd love to see their life maps!

Annie said...

Very cool, Lily! Was it hard to do?

Lily said...

It was pretty straight forward annie, although if I were to have another go I'd probably make a few changes - take more care over disguising place names and instead of rectangular text boxes, use a speech bubble to get a better pointer to locations. Anyway, just go onto Google Earth or any mapfinder website that gives you a satellite picture of the area you want. Save the screen picture and open it up in paint, then add your comments. Ta-da!

cornbread hell said...

very cool.

Tricia said...

Neat - I might give it a go too :)