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anuary 2020 - Re-discovering jigsaw puzzles

We - evidently as well as many many others - have re-discovered jigsaw puzzles as a wonderful activity for lockdown periods.

We had just completed our first puzzle when we saw an article in the New York times about jigsaw puzzles which explained our new addiction ".......Jigsaw puzzles had a huge surge in popularity about 90 years ago, around the time of the Great Depression. Unsurprisingly, they have surged again during lockdown. A good jigsaw — whether it involves hundreds of pieces or thousands — provides a relatively inexpensive form of home entertainment with a tactility that screen-based entertainments don’t allow. 'There is supposed to be a dopamine hit every time you put puzzle pieces together. So assembling a puzzle is just a constant dose of happy chemicals,' said Tammy McLeod, a champion puzzler and a founder of the USA Jigsaw Puzzle Association. ......"
The internet has many entries about the benefits of jigsaw puzzles.


We have swapped puzzles with the Rons and with Doreen's sister Louise and have done a few in recent days. On on their pre-lockdown dinner visit both granddaughters Dani and Lior helped with our difficult puzzle. In particular, we were amazed at the skill of Dani as she seemingly without effort successfully chose correct pieces.

Aviv and daughter Lior start a puzzle                                       Doreen finishes a panoramic puzzle
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January 2020 - pre-lockdown meal

Granddaughters Dani and Lior Ron decided to visit us a few hours before lockdown took effect and we enjoyed a lovely evening and a very good vegan dinner.
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January 2020 - The Segolis hike in Ein Netafim

Taking advantage of the pre-lockdown period, Moran, Mikhal and Zoe Segoli drove southwards and enjoyed a desert hike in the Ein Netafim area. The hike was particularly nostalgic for Moran because when we lived in Eilat he hiked the area many times.
In the picture on the left Zoe lies in a crack in the mountain - Moran says in his memory the crack was much wider, perhaps he was smaller then?!
On the right is a picture from about 30-40 years ago - Moran snappling down the face of the mountain.

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