I spent most of today in a sub-committee designed to straighten out a constitution which has been so patched up over the years that it is a wonder it doesn’t fall to bits and scatter itself all over the place.  

This was done in our dining room, with full-length sliding doors giving views which on Sunday included the following decorations on the pond.  Today we didn’t have those to distract us, but there was a pause while we could almost hear the chanting of, ‘A, B, C, D, E, F, G!’ as a school of dolphins passed.  There were also some scuba divers, a soaring sparrowhawk, and that same white excursion craft  we had on Sunday, still hovering persistently.   Maybe the latter is actually CIA or MI5 or something, keeping tabs on us. 

We really should have drawn the curtains so as to concentrate. Except, there aren’t any.Yachts 1

Yachts spinnaker runYacht and boat.Yacht with spinnakerThis, I think, is a speedy trimaran called Ladybird.
(Don’t be picky about the pics – they are on zoom with a camcorder.)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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29 Responses to DISTRACTIONS

  1. Marco says:

    sometimes you need that distraction to keep you sane…especially when it comes to worky things.


  2. Makes me miss living by the beach (a little bit 😉 )


  3. The Asian says:

    I would love to have a view like that! In the past, all I saw was a wall and now I look out into a parking lot 😕


  4. cobbies69 says:

    No chatting just watching,, what more.. 🙂


  5. The perfect committee meeting, Col.


  6. Colline says:

    Looks like you have found the perfect place to stay. I would be distracted too 🙂


  7. What a wonderful view you have, Col!!!


  8. And I suppose you poor things couldn’t hear each other speak for the sound of the sea ….


  9. misswhiplash says:

    what a wonderful distraction…if you want to swop so that you can concentrate…I will volunteer


  10. 68ghia says:

    Now, if I had to sit in a meeting with a view like that, I’ll still not hear anything of the meeting, but I won’t fall asleep either 😉


  11. melouisef says:

    I have told you before and I am saying it again you are so blessed!


  12. bulldog says:

    wouldn’t mind such views when tackling such work…


  13. Eha says:

    Yes, well! We met at Celi’s but now I have to manage Roger in France and you on the African continent, I believe: ‘playing with words’ indeed 🙂 ~


  14. nrhatch says:

    So . . . did you get the patchwork quilt of a constitution sorted out amid all those lovely distractions?


  15. Sonel says:

    Lovely distractions indeed Col. I would just sit there for hours and take in the beautiful view. Thanks for sharing my friend. 🙂 *big hugs*


  16. bhoyt10 says:

    That view would keep me from getting any work done!


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