Instead of tramping through rain , hail and a different-named storm on odd days of the week and trying to stock up on groceries , library books and dry washing on even days of the week , I'm planning to stay indoors altogether till the end of February . In fact , it's dawned on me that I could perhaps replace most activity altogether by simply choosing the right jigsaw puzzles .
Instead of sewing , knitting , reading anything apart from the paper or exchanging anything but the bare essential greetings with anyone , I've spent the last three days doing this
A Charles Wysocki puzzle , "Maggie , The Messmaker " .
But now it's completed and I'm determined to get the next one in the collection , "Ethel , The Gourmet "
I can live on cottage cheese till it's finished ... and there's always the chip shop round the corner ...
And after that the puzzle shop in town must have dozens of gardening and flower arranging puzzles ... probably even a Mary Berry one .
The only thing that might draw me out in a few weeks time would be if these enterprising people get enough crowd-funding for their cafe . It would be difficult to resist a good cup of coffee and a friendly resident purr . In fact it could only be better if they opened one downstairs ...