I’ve been blessed with many strengths in this life (stop smirking, dear) but a sense of direction is not one of them.
I’m what you might call an idiot sat-nav.
Even in my own neighbourhood, I often have to lean on my 5-year-old for directions (he’s got his daddy’s skills).
On our way to the Foundling Museum at the weekend, it didn’t take long before I had turned two wrong corners.
‘We should have brought my map,’ Ezra said, as he observed me in my familiar nose to the wind, trying to catch the scent of where I’m going, pose.
You see Ezra even has his own map, courtesy of an organisation called Guy Fox.
It’s a wonderfully illustrated and accurate London Children’s Map with all the major tourist attractions and stickers to identify places you’ve been.
As soon as it came in the post, Ezra spread it out and got very jazzed up pointing out where we lived and where Daddy worked. ‘Look, it’s the London Eye!’ he cried, tracing his finger around the wheel. We put a dinosaur sticker by the Natural History Museum to say we’d dug that scene.
The London Children’s Map costs just £2.95 and is a must-have for any little city trekker.
Now they’re launching the Create Your Own London map with more than 200 stickers to help build your own map of the city.
These products are all part of fundraising for the Guy Fox History Project, a London charity that works with children and schools to create really cool educational activities and publications.
The Guy Fox charity relies entirely on grants, donations and sales of their publications, so check out their web site to find out how you can help this organisation carry on its fantastic work.
Visit Guy Fox online
Buy the London Children’s Map on Amazon