The Map That Changed The World

The map, the first geological map of a nation ever produced, shows the geological strata of England, Wales and part of Scotland. The newly discovered copy is thought to have been one of the first ten produced by William Smith (1769-1839). He is considered the father of stratigraphy and geological mapping. Smith’s map of England and Wales became the basis for all future geological maps of any country, and influenced geological surveys around the world.

Algy wanted to show you one of the illustrations from his forthcoming children’s book, “A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird” - he drew and painted the picture himself :)

He likes this one as it shows one of his favourite characters in the story. Algy says if you are looking at this on your Tumblr dash, please click on the image to see it at a reasonable size - and if you would like to see some more of the illustrations, he might be persuaded to show them from time to time :)

As you can see, Algy is working very hard on the final stages of the production of his book, and - providing nothing goes wrong - it should be ready for the world around the end of May.


My favourite thing about Paz Oh’s jewellery is how universal it is. Each delicate piece adapts to every individual’s style and adds that last subtle - but essential - finishing touch. So beautiful.

Photos and model: Me / Ellie Munro.
ewellery by: Paz Oh.


The Palace of Holyroodhouse commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

Queen Elizabeth spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace at the beginning of each summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies. The 16th century Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots and the State Apartments, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public throughout the year, except when members of the Royal Family are in residence.

This is Scotland!