12 Mappy days of Xmas – Day 1

What a map geezer!

I thought I would try to find a post-a-day for the 12 Mappy Days of Xmas.

Here is Day 1. Dennis Bauszus sent us this picture of his mappy bow tie from the Geolytix xmas party.

What more could you ask for on Xmas day, a silly hat, over the top glasses and a map bow tie? Well played Dennis

Seasons greetings to all of our followers. Here’s hoping that 2020 is peaceful, healthy and full of maps.

La Gazetta dello Sport

Amici is a little Italian delicatessen cafe near East Finchley tube station. If you are nearby I highly recommend it. The ceiling is bedecked with dozens of sports shirts, mainly football and cycling.

I spotted this cycling top from the Giro tour of Italy with a map on the front and the names of the winners up to 1989.


Raf sent us this wine bottle with contour lines from the Montsant region of Spain.

Apparently it is

“A blend of Grenache with about everything else allowed in Monstsant including Carignan, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of jammy dark fruit and prunes, a distinct earthy almost pencil lead scent, and also some sweeter notes such as gingerbread and chocolate. Ripe mouthfeel, almost port like, also because of the aging. Medium to full bodied with elevated alcohol and medium acidity and tannins. Ending on a ripe medium(+) aftertaste.”


Or in simple english, it’s a nice red wine with a map label – what more could you ask for? A Map that makes you go Wild!