Game Changers

Wait...is that a dog doing a jigsaw?

Guy Turner

Tags dexter, furbaby

Wait...is that a dog doing a jigsaw?

Wait is that a dog doing a jigsaw It's fair to say our two little dogs receive a fair chunk of our attention; and rightfully so.  These two beautiful boys provide so much love and plenty of smiles, but since we have been spending more time doing and designing jigsaws, we have noticed a bit of a behavioural change in Dexter. It started with laying under the table on a dining chair next to us...but apparently that wasn't being involved enough. The natural escalation was to get a better perspective   Dexter inspects 'the heart of the matter' - buy...


What's your jigsaw journey?

Guy Turner

What's your jigsaw journey?

What's your jigsaw journey? Since we came up with EOG, Tasch and I have received a lot of feedback about how people do jigsaws, and what they look for in a good jigsaw. We set out with a particular style in mind, with a balance between the two approaches to jigsawing - visual identification and shape perception. Visual identification is the process of colour and image alignment, and is done in conjunction with the picture scroll in our instance, or the box for a standard jigsaw. Shape perception is the analysis of the unique characteristics of the cut of the piece...


Keeping up with the Jenners

Natascha Turner

Keeping up with the Jenners

Keeping up with the Jenners I must confess that when I am not puzzling, I like to sit back and watch reality TV Yes, I know it's not classy or cool to admit it but, it is what it is. I have watched every episode of all of the Real Housewives franchise, in fact, I love everything that Bravo TV does. The reason for this confession is that yesterday I was watching the latest episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and was pleasantly surprised to see the classically chic Kendall Jenner doing a Lion King jigsaw puzzle.  While showing her puzzle she...


Are you taking care of yourself? A short guide to reversing screen related brain impairment

Guy Turner

Tags benefits of jigsaws

As a male in my 30s I’ve probably taken a pretty narrow view on my personal wellbeing, predominantly because I see so many of the elements of it to be a chore.  Fitness was great when it involved competitive sport…for me now it is far less thrilling when shot knees have restricted me to swim, gym, bike. Likewise with diet, cooking is my primary hobby. Juicing kale is not cooking. Reducing alcohol intake…please… Mental health is something I’m probably a bit more attuned to, but once again, if things are sliding the fixes need to be authentic to me and...


Memories of my first jigsaw

Guy Turner

Memories of my first jigsaw

  Memories of my first jigsaw The jigsaw above is one of my earliest memories, and probably my most complete memory of my grandparents.  There were three games I loved…a snakes and ladders board with a distinctly moralistic theme of 'pride commeth', a wooden spring loaded mini pinball table (handcrafted) and this jigsaw.  To my memory we did it at least 3 times. I learned a little bit about heraldry…ie what it is, a little bit about British geography (I have Whitby heritage, where Cook sailed the Endeavour from) but most of all I learned the value of doing something...