One of our favourite Christmas presents is a jigsaw. Preferably one or two to help us through the dark winter nights of January.
This year we got three beauties - one of Van Gogh's Bedroom at Arles - which we have done and you see above.
The next one was breeds of Chicken, Ducks and Geese, which looked really exciting to do. We are on with it at the moment . It is, without a doubt, the hardest puzzle we have ever done; in fact several times we have been tempted to abandon it. But no, we have persevered - and at last we begin to see some semblance of the finished puzzle. What's more, it doesn't get any easier as the pieces get less. I really think that it will be hard to the very last half dozen pieces. Rachel - if you fancy having a go at it then I will willingly send it to you if you let me have your address, because one thing is for certain - we will not attempt it for a second time.
When this one is finally finished some time later this week then we have one more to go - and it looks to be equally difficult because it is rows of books on library shelves. But, nothing ventured.......