Gayle Labuz

Interview with Outdoor Enthusiast Gayle Labuz

There are “mom bloggers” and then there are moms who are “outdoor lifestyle bloggers” – writing on favourite activities that make them the women they truly are – not just one facet of their life.  I decided to do an interview with outdoor enthusiast Gayle Labuz, one such blogger who writes about her passion for hiking, camping, geocaching and other ...

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cintas best restroom in canada

Nominations Open – 2014 Cintas Best Restroom in Canada Contest

It’s inevitable – several times throughout the day we make a visit to the bathroom, washroom, restroom, powder room, public toilet, lavatory or loo. Whatever you want to call it, you are bound to spend at least 10 minutes in it, either at home or in a public place.  Now’s your chance to nominate the best one in Cintas Best ...

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Cat Lover or Dog Lover

Are You A Cat Lover Or Dog Lover?

Cats and dogs have been pets for thousands of years. Are you a cat lover or dog lover? I often disagree with Christopher Hitchens’ thoughts, but this quote from him makes much sense: Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners ...

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Distillery District Toronto

Travel Photo: Distillery District in Toronto

Sometimes you can play tourist in your own backyard. A few years ago, my husband Frank and I visited the historic Distillery District in Toronto. The Distillery District was once originally a mill and then the famous Gooderham and Worts distillery, producing whisky in the 19th and early part of the 20th century before turning over to rum producing in ...

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find inner peace in nature

How I Find Inner Peace In Nature

For many, meditation and prayer is a route to finding inner peace. For others, sitting quietly in a room devoid of distractions is the best way to achieve this state. I find inner peace in nature. I have a high-stress job in public relations. It’s rated as one of the most stressful jobs in the annual “most stressful jobs” surveys. ...

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Commodore 64 games

Throwback: Winter Games for Commodore 64

Anybody in their late 30s and early 40s right now may remember this gem of a game series – the Summer and Winter Games for Commodore 64. I’ve posted the video for the winter version… how far we have come from the pixelated figures and Midi music! But boy did these games offer hours of fun, after you had spent ...

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recipes with raspberry syrup

Three recipes with raspberry syrup

What to do with raspberry syrup? A few months ago my mom gifted me with a bottle of raspberry syrup – a fruit syrup with primarily concentrated raspberry juice that’s rich and potent in its delicious scent. I decided to try out recipes with raspberry syrup that went beyond the typical  “compote” which anybody growing up in an Eastern European ...

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