Now Amanda will tackle world's biggest jigsaw
A PUZZLE addict who only recently finished a 24,000-piece masterpiece has set her sights on an even bigger challenge.
Last month The Post reported that Amanda Warrington had finished Life: The Great Challenge which covers the entire rear wall of the 50-year-old's lounge.
The monster effort sometimes saw Ms Warrington spend several hours a day painstakingly piecing it together, and in total the 14ft by 5ft work took her 17 months.
The completion of the work saw her make both local and national headlines – not least because she had glued it to the wall of her home in Madison Close, Yate.
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Before taking it on Ms Warrington, who says she loves a challenge, had focused her efforts on around 50 tricky jigsaws including mosaics, globes or the baked beans puzzles.
She was resisting the temptation of taking on Double Retrospect, which is officially the world's biggest jigsaw with 32,256 pieces and when boxed weighs a hefty three stone.
But after a few weeks Ms Warrington soon found she was getting itchy fingers and ordered Double Retrospect.
"In the end I couldn't resist," Ms Warrington, who works for the Department for Work and Pensions, said.
"I do have other hobbies and a dog that needs walking but it felt wrong that I didn't have a jigsaw to do."
Ms Warrington admits she was taken aback by the attention she got for completing the last puzzle.
"I was really surprised at the media attention I got for completing that puzzle and was even on television.
"Now I am taking on the biggest puzzle in the world at the moment but who knows whether that will still be the case by the time I manage to finish it.
"I do think it will be harder to put together because there are blocks of just one colour with very little shading or shadow.
"My friends are amazed and think I'm a little mad as well. They don't understand how I have so much patience."
One problem Ms Warrington will face is where to put her new creation once it gets properly under way.
"The last puzzle covers the back wall of the lounge and is glued there so that's not going anywhere," she said.
"I think I might have to create a groove in the floor for it but I am only just starting so I still have time to decide."