Don’t need money for a good time

An outdoor concert in Kincardine as part of their Summer Music Festival

Many years ago I was an editor at Toronto.com. It was a listings site where people could list their events for free.

There were some costs associated with some events but a number of those events were free to everyone. I was amazed by how many free or pay-what-you-can events were available if I was just willing to look for them and then go.

When you move to a new neighbourhood, you might feel that you can’t afford to go out. After all, you just bought a new home or may have done some renovations. You can still have a great social life and discover someone or something new by just doing a little digging.

Recent works

There is a man who is spending 2013 living off of sponsorships. His name is Zach Bussey. I know Zach very casually, following him on Twitter. When I read about his project which is called A Sponsored Life, I immediately set up an interview because I wanted to be first with the story. (Not competitive at all!) I wrote it for Forbes.

This is Zach in his bedroom. Yes, it’s that stark. The sleeping bag is from his grandparents. The egg cartons padding is for his back. 

The BlackBerry Z10

Zed-10 that is.

BlackBerry Z10

The BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Curve

I attended the Toronto launch of the BlackBerry z10 (and the Q10 which comes out later this year.) You’ve probably read all the reviews of the Z10 so here are my thoughts. 

Running. Outdoors. Argh.

I never put up nice selfies. Just the ones where I am nothing but a big ball of fleece and spandex.

This is what I wore this morning to jog/walk in -10 degree centigard weather today. Running tights with a running skirt over them. Two shirts – one short- and one long-sleeved. A fleece. A hat, scarf and gloves. And my phone.

Beatrix Potter and the Gap

I’m that friend. You know the type – the one who gives books to children. When Natasha, my high school best friend, had her first child I gave her a copy of the Beatrix Potter stories (and I’m not the only person to do so). They’re classic, beautifully illustrated and who doesn’t appreciate a sneaky rabbit?

Condo proposals

Yesterday was a lovely day so I went for a walk. Ok, I got cabin fever and needed to go outside; that’s what happens when you work from home.

I decided to photograph all the condo proposals on my route.