The Puzzle that Burnt the Turkey #NationalJigsawDay

The Puzzle that Burnt the Turkey

Never one to shy away from a challenge, I very nearly met my match recently.  Wentworth Wooden Puzzles set me a Christmas themed challenge ahead of National Jigsaw Day, this Thursday.  Could I complete one of their ‘Extra Difficult’ puzzles?  Yes, I said, of course I can, 216 pieces, no… Continue reading »

World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys

World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys

You all know that I’m fairly obsessed with maps and I’m thrilled that Monkey seems to share my passion.  After our recent trip to Whipsnade Zoo, we were talking about where the different animals came from and the World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys really helped him to truly understand. The World… Continue reading »

Sedum Cottage 1000 piece puzzle from Ravensburger

Sedum Cottage 1000 piece puzzle from Ravensburger

As Autumn sets in and I start to wrap myself up in a jumper, it’s nice to sit down in the evenings with a good jigsaw.  I’ve always loved the idea of a thatched cottage in the countryside and my latest puzzle has been a joy to complete. The Sedum Cottage 1000… Continue reading »

Munich 1000 Piece Puzzle from Ravensburger

Munich 1000 Piece Puzzle from Ravensburger

Germany is a country I’ve visited a number of times both for work and to visit friends.  But I’ve never made it to the south of the country and to Bavaria.  I follow A Bavarian Sojourn and always love looking at Emma’s photo of the area.  So I jumped at the… Continue reading »

Emoji XXL 100 pc puzzle from Ravensburger

Emoji XXL100 pc puzzle from Ravensburger

So many things have been introduced since I was a child, laptops are commonplace, mobile phones are everywhere and language takes the form of text speak so often these days.  The Emoji XXL 100 pc puzzle from Ravensburger takes the latest form of communication and turns it into a fun jigsaw… Continue reading »

Tower of London 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

Tower of London 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

Last month I was able to share my childhood memories of Hampton Court Palace with you through the latest Ravensburger Puzzle.  Today I’m showcasing the latest in their Historic Royal Palaces series with the lovely Tower of London 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.  The Tower of London really is a truly iconic… Continue reading »

Hampton Court Palace – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

Hampton Court Palace

I’ve mentioned Monkey’s happy place a few times on the blog, but never my own from my childhood. From as far back as I can remember I’ve been fairly obsessed with British history and in particular the Tudor period. I was heavily into our Kings and Queens, and still have the… Continue reading »

Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Souvenir puzzle

Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Souvenir puzzle

One of my vivid childhood memories was of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1975.  As a seven-year old the whole country seemed taken up with ‘royal fever’ and there were Union Jacks everywhere.  We seemed so very proud of our Queen and our country.  I can remember being given a… Continue reading »

My Haven No 1 – The Craft Shed

My Haven No 1 - The Craft Shed

How lovely would it be to have a little space all to myself, a place to sew, read or even puzzle in!  I’m rather jealous of the space created in my latest jigsaw puzzle experience from Ravensburger.  My Haven No 1 – The Craft Shed. My Haven No 1 –… Continue reading »

Junctions – Giant Road Expansion Pack

Orchard Toys Junctions set

The Grand Prix season has started and that means the level of car play activity will be ever increased in the months ahead.  My son is as much of a petrol head as his mother.  Now for Monkey, racing cars doesn’t need to be on race tracks, he’s more than… Continue reading »