Monday Muttering: 31.5.2021

Design Vs Function This shared footpath / cycling path needs a review 😔. For as long as I can remember it is always the same dilemma. Dogs want to smell the grass and leave messages for other dogs on the trees and poles. Cyclists want to cycle without hindrance. Solutions: either swap the sides or... Continue Reading →

A foggy Friday (collection)

Good morning Helsinki! "Santa knows Physics: Of all colors, Red Light penetrates fog best. That's why Benny the Blue-nosed reindeer never got the gig." Neil deGrasse Tyson (Twitter December 25 2014) "I used to be a folk singer, but I was… dreadful. I had a voice like a goose farting in the fog." Billy Connolly... Continue Reading →

TBT 27.05.2021

Yes! I'm hoping on the Throw Back Thursday bus! Or is it train? Nope, it's bandwagon 😉 I knew I'd find the right term eventually. Today we are heading back to Melbourne, oh 30+ years ago. The Age newspaper was under attack and so Michael Leunig created a cartoon. This was before he became ...... Continue Reading →

Signs of spring in Finland #01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIo_HGxu5UE (Smart) Cows running down the race towards the greenery 🙂 The annual 'running of the cows'! Happy Cows are a sight to behold. Sadly I can't share the lovely earthy smell that accompanies these ladies as they head for the fields. Fun fact: the cows are part of Helsinki University and the campus (fields... Continue Reading →

Everyday at 2200 (10 pm) is when my phone goes into "bedtime mode". The screen fades to grey, do not disturb activates and notification alerts are set to silent. Occasionally I am out with the dog at this time, and as sunset is now after 2200, it's not unusual for me to take pictures. I... Continue Reading →

Monday muttering

On cyclists. In particular cyclists who use the road (not the bike path) and refuse to follow the road rules. Like sailing through red lights. Like ignoring stop & give-way (yield) signs. Like overtaking cars driving on the limit and thus are speeding. I really want to know where (or how) we can start having... Continue Reading →

I originally planned to make an audio post for today. Then I realised that a) I don't know how to do that and b) I'm not sure what to share. I've been toying with the idea of having a particular post / type of post for each day of the week. So far I have... Continue Reading →

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