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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’

Summer Impressions


What a beautiful holiday!

We saw towns,

we relaxed,

we ate wonderful food,

we enjoyed the beauty of nature,

and we were together.


Beautiful flowers :

Great food:

other beauty :

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and me…..

Very relaxing me!

Very relaxing me!

Very happy me!

Very happy me!


1000 Thank yous


My dear Cyberfriends,









1000 hits

I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you for reading my blog, following it and all your comments.

It means so much to me, that I can reach you out there in the different parts of the world. When I started this blog I didn’t imagine I am enjoying it so much and I have learnt loads about the computer and the internet. I love following and reading other blogs and noticed there is so much love and understanding among people, it warms my heart!

I feel, I am now part of the big cyber family!

I love you all and I hope you keep reading and enjoying it and it will make you smile and happy!





Compliments are a verbal expression of praise or approval. We give them freely to make the other person happy, to genuinely express our feelings or to show our appreciation for the person’s character, behaviour or clothes. Compliments are when we say something nice to another person and mean it. We can show our respect for the other person through a compliment. We are sometimes too quick to criticize and too slow to compliment.


We can say: “ this dress suits you very well” or “ you handled this situation brilliantly” or “I admire you, for what you did” or “ you have a beautiful smile” etc.

Compliments make us feel good and we all like to hear them….or not?

I have noticed that sometimes when you say something nice to someone, it is brushed off and put down with a “ oh I don’t think so”. I complimented someone on a nice dress and the answer was “it hung in my wardrobe for years, it’s just an old thing.”

We need to take a compliment at face value

Accept it

be happy,

be grateful,

enjoy it

believe it .

Genuine compliments encourage us, make us feel great, give us confidence and strengthen us. We need to learn to believe in ourselves, love ourselves, and have a good relationship with ourselves to accept compliments.

In the past I personally never believed when someone said to me “you look good in this” – low self esteem, low confidence was the problem. I have grown in confidence, and love myself and I can honestly say I love to hear compliments now and believe the other person would not say it if he/she does not mean it.

So thank you very much!


“You are amazing, loved and valued” – everyone has something amazing in them!

Have a fantastic day !