they are a changing

Times

A couple of cheerful work-at-home neighbours

collect  coffees from the Little Coffee Spot

THis time-capture reflects positivity

during the first wave.

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Seems this second period of isolation is very different. Whereas previously

we'd acted as a community displaying outwardly positive acts of resilience, now we are all hunkering down in isolation.

 

My thoughts are with the elderly, the fragile, those living alone, people with disabilities, families struggling with unemployment, home schooling  and restricted physical /social activities.  I am also concerned for the dignity of the individual for whom a mask prevents the sharing of smiles and positive responses. It is at times like this where we draw upon technology, smart phones, tablets, the internet.

 

While I haven't met most in my neighbourhood (Fyansford) or online communities (Geelong in Historical Pictures, Fyansford Community Noticeboard,  Fyansford.com....) I do feel that I know quite a few of you and I am thankful for our ongoing interactions. I will use this page to share interactive ideas with people within my Fyansford.com network. 

 

the ability to remain positive in the face of gloom

the ability to persevere despite adversity

the ability to persist when it's  easier to succumb

Personal

acts

of

defiance

Posting balloons is my small act of defiance

(Click to see what's in the balloon)

Even if only one suggestion takes your fancy, Great!

 

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S

Interesting

that help pass time

 

Paper cutouts

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Mona Lisa Lookalikes

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Giants at play

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At 15...

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Covid-19

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Digi-Art

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Photoshops

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New classics

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Courtesy of BoredPanda

 

ted 

TED is an American media organization that posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan "ideas worth spreading". 

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The 20

most-watched TED Talks

12 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life Forever

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how incredible Earth is

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f

rom the comfort

 

of your own home

Be warned:

  • The virtual world takes a bit of getting used to.

  • Remember to switch language to English

  • Best viewed on PC or laptop as 'flash player' often required.

  • Fees may in some cases be required

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10 tours of famous landmarks

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World Tourist Attractions

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Share a "happy-time" picture on Facebook

5.30 - 6.30 is whickie-time at our place...

My 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' friend Janet Bishop

posted this photo.

Hence  ~ "happy-time" pictures.

Sunday picnics ~ temporarily at home now

Memories of pizza happy-time @ Geoff's

 
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Through their lens

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These links

may help distract

from life's complexities

Puzzles:

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From easier,

less-troubled,

black-n-white times

A

Mathematical

Distraction

 

It's whatever takes your fancy

We all have something that makes us feel alive, a pursuit that adds a little extra meaning to life, an activity that gives us a sense of fulfillment and purpose.

I count myself especially lucky in that my life in education involved my three primary passions ~ teaching, writing and photography, Post retirement I  continued to enjoy these passions. 

My darling partner in life, Mary, enjoys cooking and more-recently knitting. However, it would be true to say that oil-painting has been her primary life-long passion. 

I have a friend who enjoys surfing the net searching for beautiful photos, pieces of artwork and interest-rousing oddities which take his fancy. He then posts these online for the enjoyment of others.

Another has enjoyed a long-term interest in blog-writing. More recently she has embarked on researching family ancestry.

For another the focus is on the exploration of creative photography; and when I say creative photography I mean out-of-this-world creativity. 

what turns you on?

I can't help but be amazed at how hobbies have changed.

Does anyone still collect stamps, coins, model cars, engage in train-spotting, amateur astronomy, bonsai, pottery, ....

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© John Flatt 2015