Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire

Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire by Richard Harpum – Wentworth – 40 pieces

My youngest son picked out this puzzle for me to assemble, he seems very happy when I let him help me decide what to do next. I told him I needed a small piece count to do after assembling a 2000 piece puzzle, so he choose this one for me. It isn’t something I would normally choose to puzzle, but at 40 pieces I can tolerate pretty much any puzzle.

It’s an interesting image; it looks like a photograph, but it’s actually artwork. I enjoyed putting it together – but to be honest I constantly enjoy Wentworth puzzles no matter the image. Working with wooden puzzles is always a pleasure; it’s a tactile, visual, and even auditory experience that I absolutely love. I adore the whimsy pieces as well, looking at the fantastically intricate shapes and seeing the detail they can cut – they’re gorgeous!

Whitby whimsies

Honestly, it took me a minute to figure out what the ship was, I turned it every which was before it hit me that it was a ship. I have no excuse other than that I am getting older every day, and that includes my brain cells.

Working with wooden puzzles hasn’t stymied my love for cardboard puzzles though, I still do more of those than anything. In general I love working with all kinds of puzzles, I’m a little bit obsessed if you haven’t already noticed. 😉

Atagoshita and Yabu Lane

Atagoshita and Yabu Lane
Atagoshita and Yabu Lane by Utagawa Hiroshige – Wentworth – 40 pieces

It’s hard to see the picture behind all the piece shapes on this one, but it was still a fun little puzzle to put together. I enjoy Asian images, and it’s a pity you can really see the beauty of the artwork.

I love having these micro puzzles around for when I want to do a quick puzzle and don’t have a lot of time to sit at the table, or for when I’m not feeling up to sitting there at all. These are the perfect size to work on in bed; I have trays lined with paper and can assemble a micro puzzle on them while still in bed, and even when I’m lying down.

Atagoshita whimsies

I love the whimsies for this one, the snowflake and flower are so pretty and the Asian themed ones are gorgeous.