Category Archives: this & that

clear out!

Clear out! This can have two very different meanings in English. It can be a synonym for “clear off!” (Go away, get out of here!) but more usually it means to spring clean, declutter. Yesterday in Helsinki was “siivouspäivä” – … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 the owl, this & that

Kingdom living

Owls are generally solitary animals – but when they do come together they are known as a parliament of owls because of their shared wisdom. That’s an important collective benefit for us humans too. Owls are – in some respects … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 the owl, at home, this & that, Turku

the suffragette owl

I watched the film The Suffragette for the third time last night. It’s a film that grows on you – and each time I’ve watched it, I’ve seen and learned something new. And it’s made me think – a lot! … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, this & that, writings

owl feast

An owl feast … According to the urban dictionary it’s a real term – who’d have thought? :) “A meal that you have late at light/really early in the morning (between midnight and 3am). This feast is usually had by … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 the owl, Hungering for Life, inside, outside, this & that

Walkabout v Flypast

This owl hasn’t forgotten this place, but she’s been away from the nest for a while. Back now, for a while. Many birds migrate, including some owls. Others stay close to home. I have no idea if birds ever emigrate … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 the owl, this & that

the owl lunches with a friend

Do owls lunch I wonder? This one does – not often – but when she does, she does it well! A lunch date must not be hurried – and it must involve delicious tasting food. A lunch date is best … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 the owl, food, public buildings, this & that

dive-bombing owls

It’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I do keep encountering owls in all kinds of unexpected places. I went to an Ash Wednesday service (in English) in the cathedral yesterday. It was held in the sacristy attic chapel up … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 the owl, this & that