... so I went hunting for a couple of other puzzles that had never been done! And the challenge is much greater with them.
This one is going to take considerably longer ... a double sided jigsaw with the same picture on each side ... so you don't know what way up each piece should be! I'm leaving it in Kilkeel as the temptation to keep doing it is very great ... and before you know it ... hours have passed and perhaps only one piece has been fitted to the correct slot. More than once a piece that looked right had to be removed, turned over and then placed somewhere else!There is great satisfaction to be had when you manage to complete a whole Smartie! So it will be waiting for me on the next day off ... and ... if the weather is wild and windy it will keep me from the log pile!
That was another of the holiday activities ... the saw was dusted off, the protective sleeve removed and some Eucalyptus that has been hanging around for years was finally made into suitable logs for the fire.
Finding the patterns inside the logs was fun ... and pictures were taken as reminders when the logs are used up. They burn enthusiastically ... it would be worth (almost) growing Eucalyptus just to provide firewood!
With some bare earth and lots of trees and bushes the birds congregate in large numbers. In the Rowan Tree there'll often be a dozen or more waiting for the coast to clear so that they can pick around in the undergrowth.