We bought this jigsaw puzzle for TheH’s birthday a few weeks ago. We are not puzzle masters, to put it mildly, so doing a 1000-piece puzzle seemed well beyond our capabilities. But this one came with a cheat: it was second-hand, and after putting it together the original owners had divided the pieces into three sections, each in its own ziploc bag. So it was really doing three 333-piece puzzles, which we could manage.
We also had to buy it because TheH grew up with a van very much like this one (minus the flower power decals) and had a later model of his own for many years. He has been not-so-secretly coveting the new electric Eurovan that VW is teasing. If it can actually pull a hill without going backwards, I’m in.
Next up: the Lego VW Camper Van set I bought him for a different birthday. It’s got 1334 pieces, but hey, we’re on a roll.
Ha! You’re bringing back some memories with this, Sunita. I learned to drive on a VW van, with its stick shift that felt like it was a yard long. Oh wait, it WAS a yard long? I also had my first of (miraculously) two accidents in that van, when I hit my retiring Englist professor’s parked new car broadside because I confused the clutch, the brake, and the gas pedal. On those rare occasions when I see a VW van on the road, I still shudder.
Oh, Dan, I can see how that would scar you for life! I never drove any of the camper vans even though I had stick shift cars from the age of 20. Too scary. And you’re right about the yard-long ahufter. Shudder
Oh, that looks like a fun one! I’ve got really into jigsaws in the last couple of years. I sit there and listen to podcasts and work on my puzzle, and it feels almost like meditation. I love it. It can be a bit challenging in the winter here in Finland (I find it so much harder to do them in artificial light), but the long summer days are good compensation.
Lately I’ve been doing several with pictures of favourite artworks. It’s really nice to explore every brushstroke in detail 🙂
Challenging indeed. So. Much. Night. And cold. And it’s the same for us with artificial light, it’s hard to see the subtle shading.
We just picked up a puzzle that is a painting of the SF Giants baseball park. I wonder if there’s one for Anfield? 😉