power of distraction

Distraction has the power to create a world outside of all our worries, fears, and circumstances.


Anxiety and Distraction

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Archie's P&P Time

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A little bliss goes a long way

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A Splash of Colour

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What tag might be given to each of these pictures?         e.g. drinking money


Small can be



Back in the good old days...

I'd include an Invent Event Challenge as part of the year-6 homework program.

This monthly activity was a combined parent/child activity where the couple could research a topic, design a poster, write a report, build a construct or conduct an experiment; whatever took their fancy (based totally on an info-sheet given to all students). Pupils would do a presentation in front of classmates reporting on their activity.


Let’s Game! Diversion for olders



Keep your face always toward the sunshine

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and the shadows will always fall behind you

3 November, 2020 Measurement day #1





Sunflower SweatStakes

Standout performers

Working overtime - under solarlight

Can you see a resemblance between the head of the flower and its namesake?


Time for a seafood picnic

Tried our three favourite restaurants but all were either closed or booked out

so what else can one do but have a home picnic...


Our 5-o'clock drinkies-zone is shrouded in amazing memories

See: Jodie's A Touch of Life...


Nothing like a good distraction to take your mind off life's more pressing issues...

For me it's Archie's P&P Time...

for many its surfing or posting on the net...

My amazing brother-in-law, Paul,

is really  into feel-good pics 

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and funnies

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Ramblin' Rod loves...

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-   photographing birds   1   2   3   4   5

Tony Peach never ceases to surprise with his posts...

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    Tony's funnies always make me chuckle

It's hard to go past Evert van Dreven when it comes to anything re the cementies.

But, of late he has taken an interest in the world of beautiful and unusual things ~ plants, animals, buildings, artifacts, you name it....

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To see Evert's growing library click here


A good picture doesn't need words

One of my life-long interests is in ....

You guessed it.... whisky

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But, my first distraction of the day is the Bing wallpaper

A Bing Sampler   My Bing Collection

And, sometimes I just can't resist the urge to play with a Bing picture

It seems to me that 2020, a fluid, unstable time of reluctant change has seen a drift in the way we live our lives from a previous time of life-affirming goals, positive implementation strategies and a pervasive sense of a rich normality has been replaced by a pervading uncertainty characterised by ongoing, impermanent and restrictive distractions and behaviours. 

Sites that

always hold my interest...



Classic Art

Passion for Art

Romain Chancel  #1    #2

Joel Grimes  #1    #2



John Flatt

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