A day out works wonders – like a mini holiday.
You come back refreshed and relaxed.
I tried it for you to give you experienced advice.
We went for one day and night to Cambridge, the famous University town.
Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209. University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate. University museums have exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology.
Walking along the river Cam are many bridges- hence the name Cambridge.
We came along punters and we signed up for some punting.
What an amazing experience, what fun!
‘Concussion’ Bridge (low)
Bridge of Sighs
The Sky was blue,
the weather was hot,
a real mini holiday!
Go for a mini holiday,
do something different at the spur of the moment,
enjoy every moment
and have fun.
You feel refreshed, relaxed,
ready for the new week!
How about a
No Plans Day
Slow down and let spontaneity take over.
Do what you just feel like doing!
Go out with no plan
Years ago we went to Germany with our car.
In Germany we had a no plans day and drove out.
The children always told me at a junction which direction to go,
we didn’t know we ended up.
Like that I gave my children a sight seeing tour of the area where I grew up.
As I knew the area well, I could find our way home again.
It was great fun.
A drive out with no plan to go anywhere.
Have a no plans day and
enjoy every moment.
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:
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’