If you love jigsaw puzzles, then the name of Colin Thompson must be familiar to you. He is a talented artist who has created many truly marvellous designs for puzzles. Every time I receive an email from Ravensburger, asking if I'd like to review one of Colin Thompson intricate puzzles, I reply the next second. Last week I was engrossed in this beautiful puzzle called The Inventor's Cupboard.
This is the 5th puzzle in the series of Curious Cupboards jigsaws.
As fits an Inventor's job, his cupboard is crammed full with all kinds of machines and gadgets including some fantasy ones like a bacon converter and a bed which explains the brief history of time.
I love puzzles. My problem is that I find them very addictive. When I start a puzzle, life sort of slows down. I am completely absorbed. Thankfully, my little man is as enthusiastic as me and loves to "help". He begs me to let him help me, so I would give him a piece and point in the right direction.
The other day we were both in our sitting room, with Eddie watching Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom on Netflix, me - doing the puzzle. I listened to the animation and enjoyed it as much as Eddie did. Sash would come down from his room, look at us, watching childish things, shrug his shoulders and disappear back into his den.
Eddie and I both enjoyed finding all the small details.
As in many jigsaw puzzles created by the artist, his imaginative world is populated with tiny creatures.
Oh, the feeling of satisfaction, when the last piece of puzzle is in its slot. Only the puzzle lovers would know what it feels.
The completed tapestry of puzzle pieces looks fabulous.
What a treat for any puzzle lover!
Disclosure: I received the puzzle for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are mine.