I know I’m having a blast blogging right now, but when I’m not sat at work spilling acid down myself (lab tech who refuses to wear a lab coat problems) or tapping away at my laptop, I’ve been doing jigsaws. 23 going on 73? Maybe, but I don’t care! I’ve realised recently that I can’t spend all my life staring at a screen, so this is how I spend my time. But why?
When I’m at work, there’s a group of us who go walking at lunch time. But when the weather is naff, how do we fill the hour we have for lunch? Well, we do jigsaw puzzles. And they’re addictive! There’s something incredibly satisfying about finding a piece you’ve been looking for for. Not only is it super satisfying, but doing puzzles is good for the brain! At least that’s what I tell myself to justify buying one on what seems to be a weekly basis at the moment – it’s the Christmas ones that I can’t resist!
This new addiction to jigsaws has allowed me to find a hobby that doesn’t revolve around social media and the internet. It’s a relief to be honest. Plus, I feel like I’m giving back. At work we only have space for 500 piece puzzles and they’re quite often just as expensive, if not more expensive than, a brand new 1000 piece puzzle. So we head to charity shops. You can frequently pick them up for under £2, so if you’re not up to spending upwards of £5 per puzzle, you can always buy a new one.
I’ve even got Jack into doing puzzles with me, and the one photographed is one I got for my birthday. We started this about ten days ago and it’s still keeping me going. He sort of wants me to save it for when he comes back in a couple of weeks. Sorry Jack, I can’t stop!
Sure, it’s a bit of a weird hobby for a 23 year old to have but I’m a huge fan. Do you have any weird hobbies? Or is blogging your number one bae?