The annual Christmas Jigsaw puzzle was finished last night. The Professor's persistence really pays off when my interest wanes around the hard parts!
This is another Pauline Paquin 1000 pieces called "Playtime". It was very tricky, but we do love puttering over the yearly pick. I think this was actually last year's choice, never did have time what with all the travel.
The world around us today is similar to this picture. The kids are sliding noisily down the hill over in the park, and everyone is tuqued (in Canada we wear tuques! - see photo!) and mittened against the sunny chill. I remember playing outdoors as a kid in Ottawa and coming in totally exhausted, snowsuit soaked after a day tobogganing. We also skated at the local rink. The boys played hockey inside the boarded area, while the girls tried to lure admiring glances as they skated their figures around the perimeter track. There was the occasional stealing of a hat and a mad squeeling dash to retrieve, or a crack-the-whip that inevitably sent someone flying into a snowbank.
There is nothing quite like a good jigsaw on a sunny, snowy afternoon to bring back a flood of memories.