I got this from ScienceGoddess too! I totes love it!!!!!
This is great. To me it's closer to 'Around the World in Eighty Boots'!
Not sure completely sure about the choice for New Zealand. Black gumboots might have been a more traditional choice (farmers' workboots, etc.), but the one chosen fits the shape of country better (if you ignore that it's really several islands) as it makes East Cape and and the Bay of Plenty obvious.
Aw, bummer Isis. I should have got on it faster. As you know, blogging's fallen by the wayside for the past week.
I wish that someone would explain why some women - and seemingly a moderately high percentage of women - have an affection, almost an obsession, with ridiculous non-functional shoes. Unfortunately I have learned that asking why a particular woman, or women 'in general' like nonfunctional shoes is one of those forbidden questions which causes women to become angry and insulting. Why I have no idea. (Cue Isis with gratuitous insults!)
I don't get the shoe thing either. I've only ever found one explanation from a (female) friend of mine: "Because shoes always fit, no matter how much weight you gain or loose"
I'm pretty sure England should be a wellington, but I really can't see from here, it's too small!