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Weekly Smile #45

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Another week

another Smile

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My face went into a smile this week when we danced to “Dancing Queen from Abba.

What a great song .

It makes you want to dance and jump around with lots of smiles.

A real feelgood song!

 

…you can dance,

 you can jive

having the time of your life…..

Oh yeah!

Have a super smiley weekend!

 

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Caturday treat from Thomas

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Hi to all cats, cat owners, cat lovers  and every one else.

Today is Caturday

and we need to celebrate it.

Every day is a celebration of life for humans

and cats alike

as every day is special.

Today though I am dedicating this to beautiful Binky,

my friend in the Netherlands.

My owner got hold of another beautiful puzzle and we did it,

well my loyal feeder really did it.

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Puss in Books a brilliant theme

So Adorable

It was such fun!

Now Binky I wanted to ask if you have read

all these books on this puzzle already,

if not I can really recommend them.

Let me explain:

The great Catsby – a classic

Looking Cool by K.T Chill – you won’t need that – you are a cool cat

Painting – Learn from Scratch – real fun- …. the scratching…..

 

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A Purrfect Life – more great ideas to our near purrfect life.

A Purrfect storm – famous also in the human world

To kill a mockingbird –  another classic for us

Claw and Order – If you missed the TV series, enjoy the read

The Mousetrap – What can I say a MUST READ

 

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Feeling Cat tastic – Self Help  – Quiet useful – living with less Cat tastophies

The British Mewseum  –  a useful cat-alogue

Catmandu – a travelguide – very interesting indeed

Street Life by Al.E.Cat – a fun story

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Everything about everything by I.B. Curious –  a must read – specially for kittens

Tail of two Kitties by Charles Catkins / great fiction for lazy evenings on laps

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Puss in Boots – not to forget the most important classic

The secret of a good sleep by KIT.T Naps – not needed for us as we have purrrfected that already

 

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Wishing you and all humans a super relaxing weekend

with many naps in between!

 

 

How to enjoy a puzzle every step of the way!

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I have been sent a 1000 piece puzzle by Debra to enjoy and to review.

As I love puzzling, I was very happy.

It is a brilliant way to relax,

to practice patience and

look at pictures in real detail.

This time it was ” The Brighton Belle” by Ravensburger.

A Premium Puzzle with Soft Click Technology.

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On opening the 1000 pieces were neatly packed in a bag. It included a leaflet showing the artists biography and additional picture for reference. As I can see from the included small catalogue that it is a new addition to the collection 2016.

The Drawing by Trevor Mitchell shows the 1st class service the Brighton Belle used to bring for 40 years. An excellent choice of the picture as it has many different colours and lines to be identified on each puzzle piece.

There is more information about “that the magic of fine rail dining in the 1930s, complete with attentive white jacketed Pullman stewards and those sumptuous surroundings” It will be recreated and the Brighton Belle will be in service again towards the end of 2016. If you like to read more please go to the Brighton Belle website. Rather interesting!

The 1000 pieces are great card quality which you can be sorted easily without the danger of breaking them or the fear of the actual picture coming off.

 

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Through the many different objects and people on the picture one can sort really well into colours and also shapes depending how you as puzzler prefer it. I prefer sorting in shapes first then colours.

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The great thing with a Ravensburger, once you find a piece and it fits – it really fits, it really ‘clicks ‘in.  It does have the soft click technology- not just a word- you can really feel it. You do not have to doubt if it is the right place as each piece is individually shaped. This is a big bonus and gives us puzzlers extra help especially for not such established puzzlers. The shapes are distinctive and sometimes you don’t even need to look at the picture so much. While doing piece by piece you feel and see the excellent quality.

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See my progress….

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My favourite moment is when I put the last piece in, I feel a sense of achievement and I can see the picture in full big glory.

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I very much enjoyed doing this puzzle, it didn’t take long and even my children stopped by to put the odd piece in the right place. I can recommend this puzzle to all puzzlers out there and it would be a good start for someone who has never done 1000 pieces.

Enjoy!

You can find the review on Debra’s blog  “Not Compulsory

Update on what went wrong…

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You might remember my post from September 2015

when the builders put the railing up

and left the windows open on a newly built building

around the corner from me.

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Well after that – they took the railing off closed the windows

and put the railings back on.

Not really useful if you like to open the window – you can’t.

They have been thinking about it finally,

because yesterday…..look at that!

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Yes, they modified the rail,

hurray, people buying the flats can open the window.

Finally someone thought more practical.

and it only took 7 months……

 

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Book Fangirling Blog Award

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Matt from Matt and his cats awarded me the Book Fangirling Blog Award.

Matt thank you so much, I love books and I love reading.

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The Rules:

  • Create a post to accept your award.
  • Add the blog award button into your post.
  • Answer the questions I have below.
  • Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think also deserve this award.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees

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Matt’s questions and my answers:

  1. Favourite quote from a book?

    It is from The Alchemist/ Paulo Coelho: “Remember that wherever you heart is, there you will find your treasure” and ” One is loves because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving”

  2. Favourite villain from a book?

    Jaws from James Bond, he is a villain but also so simple minded and somehow sweet.

  3. Have you ever read a book set in your home town?

    Yes, I love that. They are crime stories and they are set in my country and my county and some even in the town were I grew up in Germany. It is great to read where the villain walks and I know exactly where that is and can imagine it so well.

  4. Do you constantly reorganise your bookshelf?

    No need 🙂 … my books are all in alphabetical order of the author. Also I have German shelves and English shelves. All books are also recorded on a spreadsheet on excel.  I like it orderly…  🙂

  5. Which two protagonists, from two different book series’, would you lock in one room for an hour.

    How about Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple…. what a pair, they have more to talk than an hour!

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My questions:

  1. Which is your favourite corner of the house to curl up with a book?

  2. Do you read some books twice and why?

  3. Have you ever read secretly under the covers? Tell us more….

  4. What is your favourite genre and why?

  5. Which is your favourite children’s book?

 

My nominees are:

Russ, an author himself with super stories.

Gallivanta, I know is well read.

Trina from North Germany, who likes writing.

Terry, another author with inspiring stories.

Ladysighs, who writes the most amazing poems.

 

Happy Reading!

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