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Monday, 14 December 2020


 When I was a child I loved jigsaws. DB did too so we did the occasional one when we were married then as time went by two children were added to the family and DB's uncle often came to stay. In the winter we would buy a large puzzle of about 3000 to 4000 pieces and we would all tackle it on the dining room table. More time went by Uncle died, the kids grew up and the jigsaws ceased. 

Then a couple of months ago my friend bought us a jigsaw with a picture from the 50's which was our childhood. I loved the picture but also really enjoyed assembling it. I forgot how relaxing it is. So I ordered one from Amazon as we were in lockdown but it didn't come until today. After lockdown I found a country scene puzzle in a charity shop. Then this morning I did my early morning shopping in Asda and as The Works looked empty I popped in to get some diaries. They had loads of jigsaws and I didn't intend to buy one until I saw "Amsterdam Canal". A few years ago I had a great weekend in Amsterdam with a good friend and all the memories came back so it came home with me. So now I have 3 more jigsaws to keep me busy through the winter. Sadly DB can't cope with jigsaws now so I get to put the last piece in.

I now have to find a larger board for the 1000 piece puzzles.


  1. Gerard and I enjoy a jigsaw, particularly at this time of year when we are not outside as much.

  2. I enjoy a jigsaw, but 4000 pieces! I don't think I'd have the patience :) They do become addictive, however. X

  3. 1000 pieces is my limit now. Definitely addictive. Just one more piece!

  4. Harvey loves jig saws and I make sure he has a few to work on over the winter. This year I may join him in putting one together. Yours are very colourful.

    God bless.

  5. I did one this summer at the lake and hadn't in years -- it was great fun. I may have to order another for the winter months!

  6. I recently rediscovered jigsaws when I received 4 x 1000 piece ones. I knew I'd enjoy them, but didn't anticipate how absorbing they would be. Glad you are having fun with them.