My quest to visit all of England’s 48 counties…using a scratch map!

Hi guys

How are you? I hope your week is going well and that, like us in West Sussex, the skies have been a bit bluer today.

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I think one of the best things about blogging is reading what other people write and thinking “Ooooh, I REALLY like that” when you see or read something that inspires you. Well, a couple of days ago, I had a new follower (hello Nay Nay ) and when I read her blog, she mentioned about a scratch map! I’d never heard of these but I knew from what she wrote that it would bring to life one of my ’50 things to do before I turn 50′ challenges………. to visit all of England’s 48 counties. So, a scratch map is basically a map where you scratch off the top layer to show where you’ve been . You can get these for the whole world but I quickly jumped onto Amazon and ordered the UK and Ireland one…..and it arrived just a short whilst ago and I’ve already scratched off the counties I’ve been to since starting my current bucket list in September. I’ve left West Sussex for one of my children to reveal when he gets home later on.

As you can see, I’ve two counties in the south to visit: the Isle of Wight and Cornwall but I plan to visit these on a trip when I go down to Land’s End and St Michael’s Mount. And I’ll be ticking off pretty much the whole of northern and central England on my road trip in 8 days’ time. So, thanks Nay Nay! I’m really pleased with it and can’t wait to get scratching more!


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