Falling to pieces over a jigsaw
SEPARATE hobbies can often be the key to long and happy relationships (writes Auntie Alison, the world’s worst agony aunt and, indeed, aunt in general).
Hours spent together after time apart painting, hillwalking, or visiting the bookies, can be so much sweeter.
But what if your hobby begins to take over your life, as happened to Ken Robinson of Middlesbrough? The 74-year-old challenged himself to complete a jigsaw its makers proclaimed was “the puzzle with the greatest number of pieces in the world”. How many pieces you ask? 34,000.
It has taken him two years of fourhour stints to complete it. “I nearly got divorced because of the time I spent on it,”he said.
Mr Robinson is now looking for a place to display the 18ft by 5ft jungle picture for charity.
Still, it could have been worse. Imagine if he had got to the end of the two years and found there was one piece missing. Think of the laughs, though, if you were the wife who had hidden it somewhere. Come off it, you would do the same.