philippa smith2

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A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:24

Image "A"...........rubbish pic - will do better at weekend

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:18

The thread is " A puzzle to help you over the winter" but the photo is rubbish - ah, in fact, I've just remembered I didn't put it on.......brain frazzle 

I'll do that now to give you an idea and will sort out over weekend

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:15

As you can see, I need to take a better photo......this was just a try out tonight and no use whatsoever.

It gives you an idea tho.......this is image A and once I have it sorted, you should be able to find 360 things beginning with A.

I will upload some better images over the weekend so watch this space - now I have rediscovered this, I want others to suffer as well.

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 21:20

"The Ultimate Alphabet" by Mike Wilks first published 1986 - which is the year I bought my copy.

In need of something recently to take my mind off everyday stuff, I rediscovered this buried in a cupboard.  I see that I managed to complete some of it but not all ( not bad in 30 years dipping in and out  ).  I am pretty sure that a check list was originally included but that has gone missing.

I wondered if any of you "Ultimate Puzzlers" have ever attempted this and, if so, whether you have managed to complete it ?

Just from an artistic point of view, the images are quite fantastic and worth looking at for themselves but spotting the words conveyed in each illustration is the problem.........the X image is relatively (  ) easy with just 30 items but the S image can contain as many as 1,229.  Conveyed in a A4 size image, that is certainly saying something.

Not wishing to take over LB,s Puzzle thread I could start another one just for this if there are any takers ? This seemed to be the best place to enquire initially.

Can't offer shop bought sweeties but home made Chocs can be dished out to Winners ...........oh, go on then......for losers too  


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 15:11

Somerset Levels area ....water already seeping up thru ground floor in places........beginning to remind me of 2013 .  Hope it stops raining soon

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:28

Fatsia jap.- flowers have been out for a few days now.

All the above pics were taken today.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:25


My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:24

Heuchera - can't remember which one - could be Marmalade or Lime something ??

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:20

Carnation ( Chabaud type ).......pity I can't download the scent !

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:19

Calendula - colour a bit off as it is actually orange !

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First sighting of 2016 
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Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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What camera set up ? 
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