January is the month for the slow-cooker

Slow-cooker chili

While I’m not a dedicated collector of airmiles points, I do collect enough to indulge in what I call ‘pointless appliances.’ You know the ones I’m talking about. You don’t really need them and they take up space in your cupboards but they’re just cool.

Go-karting

I wrote an article on winter tires for one of my freelance gigs and as a result of that I've ended up on another PR list. That's never a problem. While I pride myself on my ability to write on a variety of topics, PR...

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Umbro Spring 2011

I remember watching that crucial game between Germany and England during the World Cup this year. I say crucial because every commentator kept talking about the last time the two soccer* powerhouses met in 1966. England took the Cup that year and they have never forgotten that. Think of it like Canadians about Paul Henderson and you’ll get the idea.

ECCO Spring/Summer 2011 shoes

Maybe it’s just me, but I find it very difficult to find a cute, casual shoe for spring. Dressy shoes? No problem. Shoes that are so decorated you can use them as Christmas tree decorations or a hat? Not hard to find.

A casual shoe that looks good with most things and isn’t a flip flop or boring ballet flat? Call me picky but that’s difficult.

While not all of ECCO’s spring/summer offerings were to my taste, I have to commend them for producing shoes that looks great and comfortable.