While Mom and sis were away on a ballet weekend to Amsterdam Simon and Dad reviewed some topography. Topography is one of the things Simon used to be completely obsessed with. When he was 5, he spent hours drawing political maps of whole continents and regions from memory. For example, he would sit down and draw the map of the Caribbean, the tiniest islands included. When he drew a map of Latin America on his Christmas card at school that year his teacher didn’t hang the card on the wall, together with everyone else’s cards, because Simon’s card “wasn’t about Christmas”.

We were wondering how much Simon remembered now, without having practiced any topography this year. Turned out he’s still standing strong:

And here is Simon when he was 5:

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