Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sight and Sound puzzles

Now Winter is really setting in, these sight and sound puzzles are the answer to wet and wild afternoon indoors. Four 250 piece jigsaws and a CD of music. There are two to choose from - Handel's inspired 'Water Music' (performed by the Mayfair Philharmonic Orchestra) or sounds of the rainforest - bringing the atmosphere alive as you surround yourself with the croaks of frogs, the chatter of monkeys and musical bird calls interrupted by a tropical downpour.

Such a brilliant idea, and a great gift!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Large piece jigsaws

Yesterday I put on a display for a local retirement village here in Palmerston north, New Zealand. It was a lot of fun. Many of the residents told us they used to do jigsaws but don't now because they can't see well enough, or their arthritis makes handling the pieces difficult. They were really pleased when I was able to tell them we have a range of jigsaws with large pieces, and we purchase jigsaws with light bright colours especially for those who can't see so well. What a great day we had, and left knowing some of the residents were delighted to be able to have another go at a jigsaw!