499 pieces of joy – A jigsaw box review

This box from Gibsons’ jigsaw puzzle really contains a surprise.


The Octagon Garage by Kevin Walsh as a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle from Gibsons. Notice any missing piece?
It costed a few hours in an afternoon, a couple cups of coffee and an entertaining frustration to finish this jigsaw puzzle featuring ‘The Octagon Garage’, a vibrant and detailed painting by an English artist¬†Kevin Walsh¬†His works depicting scenes from the good old days are printed on a variety of media including jigsaw puzzles which I’m privileged to get my hands on a box from Gibsons. Completing this puzzle was like reading a plot-twisting book. It initially put your mind at peace and concentration only to stir everything up in a storm of frustration in the end. You guessed what happened, right? However, those 499 pieces from a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle box were very well made and snap together perfectly like charm. Oh, did I say perfect?… According to the warranty slip from Gibsons, this box could be considered a rare item!

NOTE: My online retailer agreed to make a generous offer by returning all the money I spent on the box. It’s impressive.

Stardew Valley – a review in a paragrah

Come and experience another life in Stardew Valley’s Pilican Town, the place where each season is uniquely beautiful and has a song of its own. Work hard under the sun and thrive happily.

A marriage scene in Stardew Valley, a fun and lively role-play game from ConcernedApe available on various platforms

In this game, you retired from a 9 – 5 job to challenge your destiny as a farmer on a piece of land you inherited from your grandfather in Pelican Town, a blissful village in Stardew Valley. It’s another life there. You still have to work to earn a living, though by selling  your farm-grown products, sea and river fish, minerals, seasonal forage and crafted goods. Just like real life, you are not an island in this game. Relationships with the other villagers contribute to your success and can be built or destroyed. It’s addictive because each day brings adventures. It’s a coding masterpiece from ConcernedApe.

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