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Re: QE2 jigsaw -- have a try!
« Reply #120 on: Dec 18, 2013, 04:22 PM »
We should try to keep track of the number of miles its travelled.

Also - how about a signed piece of paper in the box, logging who, where, when?

Glad this topic is back on track, and in the spirit with which it was originally conceived!

Rob - Great idea !!  Can we reconstruct the miles travelled so far ? and the who, when, and where part ? 
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« Reply #121 on: Dec 18, 2013, 04:36 PM »
May I ask, is there a list for forum members who would like to have the QE2 Jigsaw posted onto them?  ;D

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« Reply #122 on: Dec 18, 2013, 08:43 PM »
May I ask, is there a list for forum members who would like to have the QE2 Jigsaw posted onto them?  ;D

Hi Barrie -- Not sure if there is a list.  Rod had the jigsaw, then me, now QE2 is on her way to Pete Cain.  I think Helen asked about it, then you.  I think Isabelle may know if there is a list.  June   :)
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« Reply #123 on: Dec 18, 2013, 11:00 PM »
At some point I'd like to have a go at it myself...  :)

I'd also suggest that where members are within an hour or two of each other, we should aim at personal rather than postal handovers in order to minimise the risk to the jigsaw, and that if it has to be posted we should only use Special Delivery ( Recorded does NOT offer tracking and is lumped in with ordinary post for the transit stage ) or the international equivalent?
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« Reply #124 on: Dec 18, 2013, 11:09 PM »
Hi Barrie -- Not sure if there is a list.  Rod had the jigsaw, then me, now QE2 is on her way to Pete Cain.  I think Helen asked about it, then you.  I think Isabelle may know if there is a list.  June   :)
Thanks for that June. I will check with Isabelle in the New year. ;D

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« Reply #125 on: Dec 18, 2013, 11:22 PM »
So far we have not made a list of either who has completed the jigsaw or who is interested in doing the jigsaw in the future, but it sounds like a good idea especially so that we can see the places the jigsaw has visited. 
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« Reply #126 on: Dec 19, 2013, 08:22 PM »
Hi Peter - I think you would enjoy "building" QE2 in the form of the puzzle.  Also, I think it is a very good idea to hand deliver the jigsaw wherever possible to preserve it in the best condition possible and avoid loss. 

Hi Barrie - Likewise, I think you would enjoy fitting together the QE2 jigsaw.  I felt in awe of QE2 while doing so !

Hi Isabelle - Do you think it is possible to reconstruct who has done the puzzle and also to calculate the miles travelled ?  From Rod's house to mine is 1247 miles.  I tried to calculate from mine to Pete Cain's but not sure how to do it.  Any navigators here who can help ?

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« Reply #127 on: Dec 19, 2013, 08:25 PM »
So far we have not made a list of either who has completed the jigsaw or who is interested in doing the jigsaw in the future, but it sounds like a good idea especially so that we can see the places the jigsaw has visited.

Hi Lynda - Do you think we can reconstruct who has done the jigsaw and the routes it has travelled ?  I mentioned the number of miles from Rod's house to mine in the previous post.  Did the puzzle start out with you, Isabelle, or Rob ?
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« Reply #128 on: Dec 19, 2013, 09:22 PM »
The puzzle started out with :

Rob in Scotland, then travelled to
Isabelle in Ireland, from there to
Lynda in Scotland, and to
Louis in Germany, then to
Rod in the USA,
June in the USA,
Pete in England...

... and on from there!

Could we also send it to Switzerland, France and Luxembourg perhaps?
And from there to Australia and New Zealand, perhaps even Singapore?

One day, it will hopefully come back to me, as it was Rob's gift to me that started it on the journey :) .

Thank you, Rob, for your kind present and for allowing me to share it with the Forum!

If you read this thread from the beginning, the various stages and dates can be followed from my 2011 Christmas on... what adventures this jigsaw has already had!

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,3838.0.html
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« Reply #129 on: Dec 20, 2013, 06:57 PM »
Hi Isabelle - Thank you very much for your post and all of the information regarding the jigsaw.  I think the jigsaw is a great tribute to our QE2 as it makes its way around the world and each of us in our turn has a chance to fit it together.  Really a very nice thing to do....!
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« Reply #130 on: Dec 20, 2013, 08:18 PM »
Great, Helen! I wonder whether you ever got the chance to potter over the HUGE jigsaws on the table by the Mauretania painting?

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« Reply #131 on: Dec 20, 2013, 08:23 PM »
Hi Pete - According to tracking, QE2 (jigsaw) should be in England, but how long might it take to go through customs ?  Anyone know ? 
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« Reply #132 on: Dec 20, 2013, 08:36 PM »
 Thanks June,  feel like the proverbial  pregnant dad (again), Isabelle says , not to worry , cos it's made of stern stuff , just like the real thing!, so having a(nother) glass of wine, &  letting it flow!, thanks Pete..

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« Reply #133 on: Dec 20, 2013, 08:43 PM »
Thanks June,  feel like the proverbial  pregnant dad (again), Isabelle says , not to worry , cos it's made of stern stuff , just like the real thing!, so having a(nother) glass of wine, &  letting it flow!, thanks Pete..

Thanks, Pete, I'm getting nervous about QE2 (jigsaw) arriving safely.  Also, hoping it arrives so you can do it at Christmas with your family.  June
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« Reply #134 on: Dec 21, 2013, 04:36 PM »
Sorry to report, that the jig-saw didn't arrive before our departure, however neighbours have been tasked to keep a look out & take delivery on our behalf, if they see anybody trying to drop it off.

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« Reply #135 on: Dec 22, 2013, 05:51 PM »
Hi Pete - Thanks for your post.  I am sorry that QE2 (jigsaw) did not arrive before you left.  I just received a package from a friend in London, and it took 10 days to arrive at my house including the day it was mailed.  So that would hopefully put QE2 at your house on the first delivery day after Christmas.  All good wishes for a Happy Christmas !
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« Reply #136 on: Dec 23, 2013, 08:08 PM »
June, just received text from neighbour, that package has arrived , seeing as how how we're only expecting 1 particular delivery
got to assume that jig saw has docked. Full explanation end of week. Merry Christmas  pete...

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« Reply #137 on: Dec 24, 2013, 03:36 PM »
Hi Pete - Thank you very much for your post and news of arrival of package - I think it must be QE2 (jigsaw) who had docked at your house.  She has arrived back in the UK (albeit in the form of a jigsaw) in time for Christmas !  All good wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas !  June
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« Reply #138 on: Dec 29, 2013, 02:56 PM »
June, Got home last night , look who was waiting patiently.  (not the dog obviously, who was desperate to get out of shot).
 

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Re: QE2 jigsaw -- have a try!
« Reply #139 on: Dec 29, 2013, 03:30 PM »
June, Got home last night , look who was waiting patiently.  (not the dog obviously, who was desperate to get out of shot).

Thanks for posting the photo Pete, and good luck with the Jigsaw! 

Please if possible post another 'work in progress' and completed shot!

Can you put a piece of paper in it when you're finished, with your name and date of completion on it?

PS: Your dog is absolutely adorable!!  What breed is it?
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« Reply #140 on: Dec 29, 2013, 04:33 PM »
Hi Rob, merry Christmas, he's a Whippet & he's going to help me (or not) will certainly post progress, starting tomorrow, seeing as how the forcast is grotty again. I thought of keeping the front packing complete with American postage from June (only thin brown paper) inside the box when I send it on to Helen, part of the provenance  I think.

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« Reply #141 on: Dec 29, 2013, 04:45 PM »
Good to know that the jigsaw has arrived safely and looking forward to seeing more photos. 

I also love the dog, he looks keen to get started on the jigsaw!
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« Reply #142 on: Dec 29, 2013, 07:56 PM »
I also love the dog, he looks keen to get started on the jigsaw!

If I may make a suggestion....DON"T!

I told you that I had my cell phone stolen???? With the jigsaw pics??? Deb had hers stolen yesterday as well.
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« Reply #143 on: Dec 30, 2013, 03:44 PM »
If I may make a suggestion....DON"T!

I told you that I had my cell phone stolen???? With the jigsaw pics??? Deb had hers stolen yesterday as well.
Bur a friend of hers has an app, find my cell phone. Sheriff found it at the home of a 9yo!

Sorry Rod, I do not understand the connection between my comment about the dog (which was in jest) and the stolen phone with the pictures of the jigsaw.  But I am sure you will elaborate on the connection! :)
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« Reply #144 on: Dec 30, 2013, 06:00 PM »
Todays update,  just like a teenager he soon became bored & left me to it,  I find this a tricky one to do.     He's a good boy Rod, he only steals food, not interested in anything else.
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« Reply #145 on: Dec 30, 2013, 06:03 PM »
Sorry Rod, I do not understand the connection between my comment about the dog (which was in jest) and the stolen phone with the pictures of the jigsaw.  But I am sure you will elaborate on the connection! :)

My dog, when we were doing the jigsaw would leap up and grab the tablecloth and upset or disassemble the jigsaw.

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« Reply #146 on: Dec 31, 2013, 02:16 PM »
Hi Pete and All -- I am so pleased that our QE2 (in jigsaw form) was docked at your house upon arrival home !  And thanks for posting the great pictures.  Your assistant (your cute dog) looks indeed ready to help.  I am sure he went to sleep as he knew you had things well in hand.  And indeed, the jigsaw is a very well travelled jigsaw - amazing amount of miles !!  I am looking forward to the next progress report !  June
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« Reply #147 on: Jan 01, 2014, 04:58 PM »
QE2 ready to set sail on her 2014 season, (if only) it's been an honour being a part of this story,
  interesting to note on side of box  ---  copyright 1967 Cunard Steamship Company. On its way tomorrow to you Helen, Happy  New Year from me'n' Jim, he's tired after a bad new years eve with fireworks

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« Reply #148 on: Jan 01, 2014, 05:07 PM »
Hi Pete - Great work and you beat me in the amount of time it took to fit together QE2 !  I wonder how many ports of call our QE2 jigsaw will make during 2014 - a lot I hope.  Thanks for posting the picture.  Helen, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as the rest of us who have "built" our QE2 !!  Happy New Year to you, Pete, and all here on The QE2 Story Forum and to our QE2 so far away !!  June
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« Reply #149 on: Jan 01, 2014, 05:16 PM »
Hi June, all the best to you for 2014, I've got to admit that I had help from my wife yesterday , when I gave myself a headache trying to match the water/sea pieces, or it might've been the vino, got to admit she was more interested in playing with her ipod, taking pictures , all in all good fun.

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« Reply #150 on: Jan 01, 2014, 06:08 PM »
QE2 ready to set sail on her 2014 season, (if only) it's been an honour being a part of this story...
...new years eve with fireworks

The fireworks were well deserved! Great news, Pete, and wonderful to see the jigsaw laid and every piece still in the game :) .

Thank you so much for the pictures of yourself, jigsaw, dog and Christmas tree -- I still think that this time of year is just perfect for jigsaws. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoy seeing it on its world travels to Forum friends.


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« Reply #151 on: Jan 01, 2014, 06:10 PM »
QE2 ready to set sail on her 2014 season, (if only) it's been an honour being a part of this story,
  interesting to note on side of box  ---  copyright 1967 Cunard Steamship Company. On its way tomorrow to you Helen, Happy  New Year from me'n' Jim, he's tired after a bad new years eve with fireworks

Thanks Pete for sharing the fun you have had doing the jigsaw and for sending the jigsaw on it's way for the 2014 Season. 

Looking forward to hearing from Helen on the progress of the Jigsaw. 
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« Reply #152 on: Jan 02, 2014, 02:31 PM »
Hi June, all the best to you for 2014, I've got to admit that I had help from my wife yesterday , when I gave myself a headache trying to match the water/sea pieces, or it might've been the vino, got to admit she was more interested in playing with her ipod, taking pictures , all in all good fun.

Hi Pete - Thank you very much for your post and good wishes.  All good wishes to you and your family for 2014 and to our beloved QE2.  Again, the pictures are great and Jim seems very well pleased with the outcome of the jigsaw.  June
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« Reply #153 on: Jan 03, 2014, 05:46 PM »
Hi All,

The QE2 has docked safe and sound in a very wet and windy Cornwall.

Looking forward to starting it. Will post pictures soon.
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« Reply #154 on: Jan 03, 2014, 07:23 PM »
Hope you enjoy the task of making up the jigsaw and looking forward to seeing the photos. 
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« Reply #155 on: Jan 06, 2014, 06:03 PM »
Hi Helen - I am so glad to hear that our QE2 has now docked at your house !  Have a wonderful time fitting together the pieces until our QE2 emerges in all her grandeur.  I/we look very much forward to pictures !  June
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« Reply #156 on: Jan 10, 2014, 05:43 PM »
Looking forward to your pictures, Helen -- have a lovely time assembling it!

And I suggest that you might post it to Peter Mugridge next -- unless you are within hand delivery distance :) .
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« Reply #157 on: Jan 13, 2014, 03:54 PM »
Can't wait for pictures !
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« Reply #158 on: Jan 17, 2014, 02:17 PM »
Sorry for the delay, work has kept me extremely busy.

Finally sat down and started it on Wednesday night and then finished it last night. It was great seeing it come together. And really enjoyed doing it.

So where is it going next??
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« Reply #159 on: Jan 17, 2014, 03:28 PM »
Wonderful to see this succession of pictures, and the jigsaw taking shape! So glad to see you enjoyed it.

It is so interesting how we all have our own jigsaw methods -- even in my family, we each approach it differently :)

Helen, the next volunteer is Peter Mugridge -- could I ask the two of you to get in touch with each other please, so that it can be sent to the right address?