Category Archives: Beauty

Is it Winter or Spring?


The weather is so confusing these days.

Just now it was snowing and it felt like -2 degrees

and on my walk I find this pretty thing braving the cold .

Tomorrow it is supposed to be +11 degrees.




The bulbs think it is Spring as they come already.




We take it as it comes and

let the sun shine from our heart!


Jigsaw Puzzle Review – Snowdrop Cottage


I have been given a 1000 piece Jigsaw puzzle to do and to review,

as you know I love doing puzzles.

It arrived on Friday.

I was already excited.

It is called Snowdrop Cottage and it is an original premium Ravensburger Puzzle,

Great German Quality.


It is wonderful to unpack a great quality puzzle

knowing how much I will enjoy doing it.

The joy begins on opening the box… the anticipation….

and I find the pieces, a leaflet, the 2018 catalog and a picture of the puzzle.

The picture – Snowdrop Cottage, perfect for the Winter season is  done by artist Howard Robinson.

It is the 11th in a series of English Cottages.

I love the picture.

When I study it more I find the warm cottage, lots of beautiful plants, many birds, different flowers, the well –

all in all a beautiful picture.

I already make my plan in my head how to tackle the puzzle.

Step 1 find all edge pieces

Step 2 sort colours  for house and roof

Step 3 go for it and enjoy.

Check out my progress:


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The Puzzle was a delight to do. The most satisfying moment is when you put the last piece in. You feel you have achieved something and had fun doing it.

I started on Friday evening, continued on Saturday and finished it off on Sunday afternoon.  This 1000 piece puzzle would be a great starter puzzle for someone who has only done 500 pieces, but wants to go bigger.  The motive which is the very ‘busy’ and colorful picture of Snowdrop Cottage makes it easy to sort and follow where the pieces go. The soft click technology of the well known Ravensburger Company makes it so satisfying to put piece after piece in and you feel straight away if it fits or not. The different shapes also help solving the puzzle.

The making of the puzzle was fun and relaxing for me.

Puzzles are relaxing and almost like a meditation,

when you can study the picture and enjoy every bit in detail,

no rushing involved,

but take your time and do it calmly.

You can do it together with someone else and have a good and peaceful time.

If you enjoy doing puzzles I certainly recommend this puzzle from Ravensburger


it makes a great present too.

There are plenty more puzzles to choose from if you want a bigger challenge or just more fun.


done – hurray


Looking through the catalog I found my next one already – ‘The afternoon visitor’

Weekly inspiration No 43 – Patience


 Patience is a virtue,

as they say….

In the dictionary it says:

the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.



Many problems wouldn’t be problems,

many irate exchanges,

many road rage incidents,

could be avoided if people had more patience.



Be patient is sometimes very hard,

specially when we are excited.

This could be me……



Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with one another.
(Ephesians 4:2)

Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.
(Proverbs 15:18)


Nature is patient

 Adopt the pace of nature,

her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Have a peaceful and patient day!

With love

from me

❤ ❤ ❤