Bertie and Aldiss – In Which Bertie Discusses his Favourite Hobby

Hello everyone, Bertie here and today I am going to talk about my most favourite hobby of all and that is collecting old maps. I am a cartophile, a lover of maps, and I have quite a large collection of maps from both the magical world and that of man.

If you are wondering where Aldiss is, he’s at his Zumba class with his current girlfriend, a guinea pig called Heather.

Anyway on to maps, I thought I would show you a few of my favourites. The first one (above) is of the United States of America and it just shows you how enormous that country is. I hope to one day visit, but for now I have to make do with my map.

Below is a strange map I found in the attic of an old sea captain. He said he thought it was somewhere in South America, but couldn’t remember how or where he got it. I swapped a ball of Edam cheese for it. He got a great bargain there!

And finally, here’s a picture of one of my 20 world globes that I have in my house underneath the tree.

This I my favourite one and the map you are looking at is one of South America. I have some family living in Patagonia on the very tip of that continent. I may go and visit them some day.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post. Next week Aldiss has promised to write something very funny. As Aldiss isn’t really that funny at any time, I think you should brace yourselves for the possibility that it will in fact NOT be funny.

Goodbye until the next time I have this post all to myself.

Bertie xxx

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