Friday 28 December 2012

Puzzle and Game Find

I have been trying to keep the kids busy this week without resorting to back to back TV.  I thought of buying them some board games which we could play together or some jigsaws which my boys like, but found them rather pricey.  In the end I found some bargains at a local charity shop including unused Scrabble and Monopoly Deluxe games for £4 each (RRP £20 and £25 each in the high street).

Playing Scrabble with my boys was an interesting experience, especially when I put "enema" on the board and they all wanted to know what it was!

I also found a couple of puzzles for between £1 and £3 each.  The one below took Kooky Little Sister about two hours to make...

...before Gorgeous jumped on it.

The puzzles turned out to be a good investment because the kids have played with them every day.  They'll also come in handy next time I have my sisters and cousins round for dinner (We've already had one game of scrabble with eight of us and it was great fun)


  1. Oh no, she spent two hours on it and the little earth crashed!!! Puzzles are a wonderful way to spend time indoors - there's something for all ages and is also a wonderful bonding activity!! I used to while away my free time in office doing online puzzles :-).

  2. Dear Sister,

    I've been reading through your blog, it's very endearing. You're obviously a very pro-active person all round- I can't believe how much you fit into your days! I look forward to reading more :)

  3. Asalaamu Alaikum

    Great ideas...I plan to do a candlelight boardgame night. Should be interesting.

  4. I love your blog Maasha Allah! And amazing finds. I look forward to reading all your blogposts. BaarakAllah feekom wa jazaakillahu khair!