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26th June 2018The Rich and Famous who love the Humble Jigsaw Puzzle

The Rich and Famous who love the Humble Jigsaw Puzzle

Who’s heard of Hugh Jackman? Wolverine from the X-Men and most recently for his latest blockbuster which is causing a huge stir around the world, The Greatest Showman. A wonderful actor with many talents we probably all agree. But did you know how much he loves jigsaw puzzles? If you follow him on Instagram you would. He loves posting about his latest puzzle and how it’s progressing. He also loves to complete them and then instantly break them up again, calling it the pleasure and the pain. He’s a man of discerning taste too, as he loves our puzzles, ‘They are the best’ he states in his latest video where he live streamed himself finishing and then destroying one of our 1500 piece Starry Night jigsaw puzzles by Van Gogh. You an see the whole video on our YouTube channel.

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15th May 2018Using jigsaw puzzles to keep the mind active

Using jigsaw puzzles to keep the mind active

Any social interaction or brain stimulation as you get older is important. Keeping as active as possible – both mentally and socially, as well as physically – can boost memory and self esteem, and help to avoid depression. Jigsaws can be ideal for that. For people with short-term memory problems, who might once have taken their stimulation from reading, books can become too complicated as they get older as they struggle to remember what they have already read. But a jigsaw is something that you can come back to and quite literally pick up the pieces from where you left off.

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19th April 2018How you all help us selecting our new Jigsaw Puzzles

We’ve just launched our new Summer 2018 Collection of adult jigsaw puzzles, so we thought we’d let you see how we select the images and develop each new jigsaw puzzle for our new seasonal collections and how you help us do that.

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13th March 2018Announcing our New 2018 Minister for Jigsaws

Announcing our New 2018 Minister for Jigsaws

As you may know Wentworth Wooden Puzzles has been seeking a new Minister for Jigsaws for 2018, with a worldwide search via social media. This will be the third year Wentworth Wooden Puzzles has appointed a Minister for Jigsaws and we were staggered by the huge response this year, and we’re sure that has been spurred on by the growth in popularity of jigsaw puzzles worldwide. Plus this year we were also encouraged to see so much interest in the position from overseas puzzle enthusiasts too.

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20th February 2018The puzzle of what your Mum would really like on Mother’s Day!

The puzzle of what your Mum would really like on Mother’s Day!

If she doesn’t still, she probably used run around trying to make sure everyone was happy, had what they needed, when they needed it, and probably didn’t really think too much about her own ‘wants’. So the prefect Mother’s Day gift would be to let her indulge in those ‘wants’ so she can spend her own time doing what she enjoys the most. It could just be doing jobs around the house she usually does so she has the time to spend on herself. Such as letting her find a cosy corner and giving her a book you know she’ll love to escape in, uninterrupted. Or spoil her with a gardening course if she loves getting out in the garden

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17th January 2018Indulge yourself with a challenging jigsaw puzzle and you’ll enjoy the winter months

Indulge yourself with a challenging jigsaw puzzle and you’ll enjoy the winter months

When initially investigating our January blog about how to survive the long cold winter months, all we could think about were the negatives of winter, the cold long, dark winter. Then we spoke to some of our avid puzzlers and we realised we were asking the wrong question. It’s not about how to survive the winter, it’s about celebrating what winter can bring to you, your home and your friends and family.

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19th December 2017Puzzled about how to complete your jigsaw? Here are our top five tips!

 If you’re lucky enough to get the gift of a jigsaw this Christmas, this is the perfect guide to help you get puzzling! We all have our own little tactics when piecing our puzzles together but here are a few ideas that might help new jigsaw enthusiasts and a few tips that might even help you puzzle pros! If you are going to create one of our extra difficult cut jigsaws, then the following might also be useful.

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28th November 2017Great gifts for the jigsaw lover in your life

What could be more perfect of a gift for the puzzle lover in your life then a beautifully crafted wooden jigsaw? Ideal for family and friends, give the gift of hours of relaxing enjoyment and glorious satisfaction when you finally find that pesky piece that was hiding in plain sight.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite wooden jigsaws, some for the novice puzzler and some extremely difficult for the puzzle experts. We’ve also included some great stocking fillers for children, which will not only bring enjoyment, but help improve motor skills and problem solving. A gift that keeps on giving! 

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4th October 2017Pieces falling into place for National Jigsaw Day 2017

Pieces falling into place for National Jigsaw Day 2017

With the weather turning colder, the leaves starting to fall and Halloween creeping closer, it can only mean one thing… National Jigsaw Day is on it’s way! Now in its third year, we are celebrating the wonderful pastime of puzzling on the 3rd of November with a number of fantastic festivities.

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19th September 2017Keeping a healthy mind: puzzle gifts for grandparents

At Wentworth we are big advocates of the power of puzzles to improve your mental wellbeing. As part of our campaign promoting jigsaws brain benefits we’ve recently donated five wooden Wentworth jigsaws to Piece Together, a puzzle club run by our Minister for Jigsaws, Sue Riches. Following on from this, we’ve also been working with some fantastic bloggers who’ve in turn been putting puzzles together with elderly relatives.

We asked each of our bloggers to pick a puzzle to try with an older family member, then write about their experience and we got some brilliant stories.

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