Today, I could colour in Monaco and Tonga on Toby's map. You probably won't have noticed, unless you're eagle-eyed, but there are no less than 25 "Microstates" part of the UN (that's states with a non-sea area of less that 1000 square km. So far, we have managed to unearth addresses for 8 of them. That's not bad going. But it means that, for at least 25 countries (and quite possibly a few more!) you won't notice the map changing much......for Toby, however, each "mini country" (as he calls them) is a little personal victory. We talked about it, driving through a forest near our home, and decided: "To find people from some countries is like looking for a green leaf in this forest. It's super-easy. Other countries, it's like looking for a white flower. There are some, but you have to look. Other countries, it's like looking for a red flower....really tricky. And some countries, it's like looking for a giraffe!" So, wish us luck looking for "giraffes" near Sheffield, UK...or for people who can help Toby cover the "Microstates"!
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