Saturday 29 December 2018

Housework dodging

My husband thought I was joking when I said I wanted a jigsaw puzzle for Christmas (and a jigsaw roll up mat to keep little toddler fingers off my hard work) but I really fancied having something that I could spend an hour or so here and there while having a coffee.

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying putting it together!  It's been so many years since I did a jigsaw (Leo's Peppa Pig puzzle doesn't count!) This is how far I've got

And this is what it should look like when finished

The picture is a map of the United Kingdom with drawings of landmarks to show the different cities.  So it's actually a bit educational too - I have such bad geographical knowledge so I'm learning a lot about where the different landmarks are.  Who knew England had so many castles?  And they all look very similar ...

But it's so compulsive.  Did I say I wanted it to do a bit here and there whenever I walked past it on the table?  I lied.  I spent an hour non stop this morning and only had a break because it was lunchtime.

There'll be very little hoovering done over the next few days 😉

2 comments: said...

Oh, I wish we were neighbors. I have had a puzzle outstretched on my dining room table since before Thanksgiving. Worked on one and completed it in early fall. Felt so proud of myself. So pulled out this 1,000 piecer and it is kicking my behind. That, and the fact that you actually have to be HOME to work on the puzzle. Can't decided whether to just pack it up til next year or work on it some now that I am home. But I have to leave again in a few weeks to go care for mom, so unless I do some really quick puzzling, it will be another month before I am able to start work on it again.

Good luck to you on yours!! Such great therapy.
Happy new year.

Ruth said...

I also asked for a jigsaw, but no-one took any notice ... I got back into jigsaws once we joined the National Trust - you can find lovely ones in their shops! When I was a kid, I remember that I had 2 round jigsaws - one of Henry VIII and his 6 wives and one of Nelson's naval battles - I loved them!

Could you please let me know the proper name of your jigsaw? It looks fab!