Mindfully Blue

It was a superlative jigsaw. First, the larger-sized pieces allowed for a degree of immersion not possible with smaller pieces. Being only 500, with larger-sized pieces, it could be completed in a day. Second, it was a useful distraction from the carnage in the kitchen where mouse after mouse scurried out from between the cupboardContinue reading “Mindfully Blue”

Marina Green

What can I say? Some jigsaws seem routine, mundane and functional. Wandering through the haberdashery and homewares store, shopping for fabric, I unexpectedly spy a pile of jigsaws and pick for purchase the more interesting image of the bunch. An uninspiring jigsaw is still better than no jigsaw, but it makes it difficult to findContinue reading “Marina Green”

Walking my garden path

The original path was too narrow, too raised; unsafe. Weeds had overtaken it, up through it or down into it. I pulled up the bricks during lockdown and tried to dig down and level it off. The rains came. It was a mad panic to cover it again or the weeds would return before IContinue reading “Walking my garden path”

One row at a time

It requires a different strategy. Gone is the idea of building the frame and filling in the middle. The edge is black, all the way round, with the barest of subtle variations. Only one side can be built with any confidence. This jigsaw was intended as a treat once the last uni assignment had beenContinue reading “One row at a time”

More red please

We all need a bit of inspiration every day. I’d run out of jigsaws. There were still some old ones, but they didn’t inspire. Even so, I did try. It was very yellow, and I’d barely started before I abandoned it. So, on a rare shopping trip, when a heavily laddened table of cut-price jigsawsContinue reading “More red please”

Is it farewell to on-campus study?

This is probably our future. It is highly likely that a lot of tertiary education will stay online, even when we can move freely again. It suddenly dawned on me the other day: I miss the libraries. I miss the New Arrivals shelves where books from different departments would all sit together until they wereContinue reading “Is it farewell to on-campus study?”