It probably won’t come as too much of a shock to learn that the manufacturing and sales of jigsaw puzzles are up 10-fold since the start of lockdown.
Completing a jigsaw often takes peak concentration, an eye for detail and a test of your patience.
Most importantly though, it takes time.
There really is no better way to kill a few hours than to complete a jigsaw and all the extra hours we’ve had on our hands over the last few months amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic couldn’t have proved that to be more true.
Jigsaws aren’t for everyone, but with sales of the puzzles booming since lockdown began, it seems more and more people are making them a skill they’re keen to master. If you’re looking for your next games night jigsaw and you’re a fan of the classic 90s sitcom Friends, then we’ve found this cracking one on Amazon and according to the product description, it’s “the perfect activity to complete whether you’re sipping coffee, or hanging out with your chick and duck”.
The Winning Moves 1000-piece Friends Jigsaw features a “selection of hilarious photos from the show, like the One with the Giant Poking Device, or The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks.”
It’s designed to “keep you entertained for hours as you put the picture together”.
Not just for amateur jigsaw fans either, this puzzle “would look stunning on the wall of any fan or collector.”
“Like the show itself, this puzzle is a high-quality, official product that is created to stand the test of time, so put it on display and guests will be screaming “OH. MY. GOD.” before you know it”.
The jigsaw is retailing on Amazon at £9.99 + postage/packaging and has a multitude of positive 5* reviews from plenty of satisfied customers, so if you’ve been wondering whether it’s worth the buy or not, have a read of a few of those to help make you’re mind up.
It’s also eligible for Amazon Prime delivery perks too for those subscribed to the service.
If you’re a Friends fan looking for a way to kill a few hours during lockdown, or know someone that is, then you can get the Winning Moves 1000-piece Friends Jigsaw from Amazon here.
Kirstie Allsopp threw a banana skin at a driver in Stockport in littering row
TV personality Kirstie Allsopp has admitted that she threw a banana skin at a driver in Stockport after she caught them littering.
In a furious rant on Twitter, the Location, Location, Location star said that she ‘leapt out of the car’ in order to pick up the fruity peel that was thrown out of another car window.
She then lobbed it straight back into the car, at the littering offender.
Saying that she’s been ‘horrified’ by the state of litter across the UK, Kirstie detailed the incident from her visit to Stockport.
Kirstie said: “In the last few weeks, travelling around the UK, I’ve been horrified by how bad roadside litter has become. Why is litter so much worse, who thinks chucking an empty red bull, for example, out of a moving car is acceptable?
“Last week in Stockport a banana skin flew out of the window of the car in front, we were at [traffic lights] and I was a passenger so I leapt out of the car, picked it up and threw it back into the car, the driver just threw it back out again.
“But that’s not how to solve the problem. What is the solution…… £££ fines? In some places police take litter very seriously, I don’t feel that in the UK though. Closing roads to clear the litter? This would inconvenience us all, but would be a reminder of the cost of litter. Asking roadside landowners to clear their patch? What do you think?”
She later added: “I have a pet theory on this, I think a lot of litter is guilty eating, people consuming things they know they shouldn’t, and not wanting to dispose of the evidence at home.”
One fan replied to her: “Ohh you have been to my neck of the woods i have wrote to Stockport Council several times about cleaning all this litter up and there answer was ‘yes we are rotared to do a clear up in May’, i said ‘how about every month’, they replied ‘we do a clear up once a year only’. I just laughed.”
Yes, it’s true – in what is news that admittedly sounds fake, but somehow actually isn’t, one of the best rappers of all time has revealed himself to be an avid watcher of Britain’s longest-running soap, and is such a fan of it, in fact, that he said he’s “determined” to make an appearance on it sometime in the future.
The iconic ITV soap – which is set in the fictional Manchester suburb of Weatherfield, and celebrated an impressive 60 years of entertaining the masses back in 2020 – currently averages around six million viewers per episode, and has developed a well-deserved legion of loyal fans over the last six decades.
And it turns out, one of those loyal fans is chart-topping rap superstar Snoop Dogg.
“Coronation Street, I love it,” the 17-time Grammy Award nominee admitted.
“If they call me I’ll do it. I’ll play whenever they need. I love the cinematography, acting, the storylines and just the reality.
“I’d like to be a part of it because they’ve been a part of my culture.”
As bizarre as it all sounds, this surprisingly isn’t the first time the rapper – whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr – has publicly revealed he’s a fan of the soap, and even famously admitted all the way back in 2010 that he had his agent get in touch with ITV to see if there was any chance he could make an appearance.
“I had my agent reach out to them to see if they could try to get me on and they said they were interested so hopefully it might happen,” Snoop told the BBC.
“It would be perfect for me to be on the show.”
The Drop It Like It’s Hot and The Next Episode rapper isn’t the only famous name who’s revealed himself to be a fan of Coronation Street in recent months.
One of the greatest and most well-respected singer songwriters of all time, Bob Dylan, also admitted in an interview with WSJ back in December 2022 that he loves binge-watching the soap.