// The True Story Behind the Owls//

The True Story Behind the Owls

photo(1)The Owls Well blog is now officially 1 year and a month old!  Thanks to all our readers for their gracious support!

Since the start of the blog, we here at Owls Well have been asked, “Why the owls?  Is there a reason behind your owl motif?  Or is it just an owl obsession?”  Well, today, we intend to answer that question.

The story of the owls starts with the Aged Ps.  They have, over time,…

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// Hanna (2011): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)//

hanna movie poster

hanna movie posterIn one corner we have, Hanna, a 16 year old assassin, hidden away and trained by The Incredible Hulk in the frozen Finnish wilderness! She is erudite! She is dangerous! She is blonde and her eyes are very blue! She fits into very small spaces!

AAAAAAAAnd…in the other corner we have, ruthless CIA operative Marissa Wiegler! She has a gun and a whole army of goons in flak jackets as well as a…

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// Mr Fluffy will Kill You: Mesothelioma Awareness Day//

Mr Fluffy will Kill You: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

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Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  What is Mesothelioma, you ask?  Well…

Up until the early 1990s, asbestos saw good use as an insulating material in Australian homes.  Back then, the deadly characteristics of asbestos were not well known and the material was considered useful because of its flexibility, tensile strength, chemical inertness and, of course, its low price.  The stuff was…

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// Rock down to electric avenue (with Bodytec Singapore - and an awesome giveaway!)//

All wired up

So it’s been several months since I started exercising with Bodytec Singapore (you can read about my experience here), and I figured that it was time for an update!

All wired up

All wired up

I am pleased to let you know that after several sessions with Bodytec Singapore, I have noticed the following changes:

  1. I feel generally much more energetic, and less sluggish during my week.
  2. My posture has improved and I…

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Big announcement at Owls Well today!

Owls Well Blogs is pleased to announce the engagement of A Becky Lee to The Southern Boobook!

Big announcement at Owls Well today!

Owls Well Blogs is pleased to announce the engagement of A Becky Lee to The Southern Boobook!

// A Special Moment//

So, while we were in Singapore, this happened:

For those of you who can’t hear…

The Southern Boobook: Will you marry me?
A Becky Lee: It’s upside down.
The Southern Boobook: Oh, whoops.

A Becky Lee: Of course I’ll marry you.
The Peanut Gallery: Yay!
The Peanut Gallery: C’mon, you’re supposed to put it on for her!
A Becky Lee:I’m holding…

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// Controlling the Vertical and Horizontal//

If you’re wondering where Debs has been this past week, she’s been indisposed.  Apparently, Little E brought home one of those kindergarten flus and now everyone in the G household is down for the count, Debs particularly badly.

Thankfully, I, A Becky Lee, have been spared from this plague by sheer virtue of being the only person in the family sensible enough to have returned to Australia before…

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// Scientifically Awesome Nails//

In my most recent expedition to Singapore, I discovered the joy of manicures.  I don’t usually like manicures, but the Aged M took me to Simply Nails in Holland V

Since then, I’ve been trawling Sydney for another manicurist capable of giving me pretty

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// The High Tea Society: Episode 1 - Mad Hatter at the Westin//

The High Tea Society: Episode 1 – Mad Hatter at the Westin

It was with great pleasure that I convened the first meeting of the High Tea society at The Bar in the Westin Sydney.  In attendance were a number of fine young women, myself and the Southern Boobook.  Being that one of our party went by the name of Lacey[1], we decided that it was suitable to order the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea, a whimsical Alice in Wonderland themed high tea – cakes shaped like…

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// Dying of Depression//

The following post has been placed behind a cut because of its frank discussion of depression and suicide, which may upset some readers.  Owls Well Blogs urges its readers to seek help if they are suffering or know someone who is suffering from depression.  Beyond Blue and the Black Dog Institutehave very useful online resources to help with dealing with depression, whether you’re suffering from…

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Debs and Becky are sisters who live vastly different lives, but remain close together even though they’re miles apart. After all, owls well that ends well.