Monthly Archives: March 2016

Puzzle review

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I do love doing a good puzzle

and to my joy I was invited to do a puzzle review

by Debra from TSS blog.

A puzzle is very relaxing and I really enjoy it.

 

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Here it is:

“The Secretary” is a 500 piece premium puzzle. As you open the box you find the 500 pieces securely in a bag also an additional A4 picture of the puzzle picture, so you don’t need use the box with you to complete it. Also included is the artist’s biography and information about the Ravensburger Company.

The picture is a drawing by Trevor Mitchell of a secretary busily at work in a 1960s office. Trevor Mitchell who after attending Art College in Bradford worked for an advertising agency in London in 1979. He then returned to his native Yorkshire where he went freelance. He illustrated greeting cards and found a market for his paintings among publishers of art prints and jigsaw puzzles.

The Secretary drawing is a very detailed picture and the colours are vibrant. As an avid puzzler I would recommend this puzzle for beginners, young people or someone with little patience.  Starting with the frame and sorting the remaining pieces into colours this puzzle is fairly easy. The picture has clear lines to follow (the window frame, the doorframe) and many different objects like the coffee tray, the filing cabinet and the 5 plants which can be assembled separately and then put into the big picture.  It is like looking at a puzzle piece and you know instantly where it goes in the big picture.

read more here please .

Now that a bit of holiday comes I will chill out with another one.

 

 

 

My Charleston

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As you all know I was practicing for

a Tap Charleston Performance

during the last year.

 

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We now had our performance and it was a great success.

I loved it, having the Flapper dress on and

enjoy 6 minutes of the roaring 20’s.

 

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I so enjoyed this performance.

 

Here is a little excerpt from the Charleston.

 

 

 

This picture is from the “Timber” Performance – Freestyle

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This is from “All about the base” – Freestyle

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We had such fun and enjoyed it.

 

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! – Constanze

 

 

Treasure Hunt in London

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We’ve been invited to take part on a treasure hunt

from work as a fun activity on Friday evening.

I joined and we met at Liverpool Street Station.

The hunt was around Shoreditch, a trendy place now.

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London keeps changing constantly.

When I came to London this was not a place to be … now it is!

It was amazing and  I learnt more about my London.

 

Here are 2 facts:

 

Beigel Bake , a place which bakes bagels 24 hours a day

in the traditional  Jewish style with different fillings.

They apparently sell 7000 bagels a day!

Wow – Well it was busy when we passed it.

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We found underground trains on top of an old bridge

which was knocked down as the railway lines were changed.

 

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We found many trendy places to eat or hang out, all packed on a Friday night.

We had a fun evening and I will explore more in that area soon.

 

I love London!

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Joy

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There is

Joy

in just being.

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When you’re out and about, whether it’s on foot or in a vehicle,

pause to appreciate your surroundings,

really seeing the things you take for granted every day.

You’ll be surprised at how much you missed before!

 

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Have a super joyful week!

 

Hello March – Nature focus

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March sounds almost like Spring already…

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I have heard the most beautiful bird

singing this morning, to introduce March.

Daffodils are out.

So let’s

Notice the flowers start blooming.

Listen to the birds song

Enjoy the sunshine

Appreciate the lighter longer evenings,

Bring colour into your life in March…

 Buy flowers for someone,

 Put the red skirt/ trousers on,

Walk more, be conscious of the trees.

Enjoy the fresh air and smile.

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Wishing you all a wonderful March !