Archives for June 2007

Get outside and get active!

When I was growing up I remember being outdoors all the time. Playing with other kids from the neighborhood – hide and seek, jumpsie, skateboarding and rollerblading. There was non of this staying inside to play video games! Heck if I’d wanted to stay indoors to watch TV my parents would have though something was wrong with me, and if there’s wasn’t there’s no way I’d be allowed to just sit around and watch TV anyway.

Now as an adult I’d love to get back into that active outdoors lifestyle again. Living in a city such as Toronto sure does make it easy to get outside and do things!

I’ve been looking around for something to motivate me to get outside more and when I saw the heelys at Fritz’s Skate and Surf I thought “Well now this looks interesting!”. As I could certainly use a pair of heelys to whip around the neighborhood.

I’d go further than if I were just walking and I’d certainly get a bit of a workout as a result.

I actually like the wide selection of Healys and rollerblades at Fritz’s Skate and Surf. It’s a popular action sports shop in Miami. They have a wide selection of sporting goods from surfing gear to inline skates and all the accessories you can think of. They ship to both US, US military addresses, and Canada.

I think I’ll take a look through their selection of heelys and rollerblades to see if I can find any styles that I really like.

Did you rollerblade or skateboard as a child?






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What’s out there?

Do you have security lights on your house?

If you do, when they go on do you happen to get up from what you’re doing to go and check what triggered the light?

I do.

I’ve got a security light at the side of the house in the driveway so if anyone or anything enters the driveway at the start of the house it will trigger the light. The sensor reaches to the end of the driveway too so if anything comes through the backyard to the driveway it clicks on.

The other security light is right at the back door. It’s sensor covers the end portion of the driveway, maybe the first third of the garden, and of course the area in front of the back door.

My husband installed these in our first couple of weeks in the house because he’s always been nervous about thieves. We did move into a fairly safe area though so I’m not quite as worried about that as he is.

I like the lights because if I happen to go into the yard at night I have light! I can see if there’s an animal lurking in the outskirts of the lights, and of course if I happen to be out there doing my late night watering the lights make me feel a little more secure.

When I’m inside the house, if I notice that one of the lights have gone on I’ll usually get up and take a look. Most of the time it’s a cat that’s wandered down the driveway or gotten into the backyard and triggered the light. Other times it’s raccoons.

I’ve yet to discover a human in my yard, but there was a guy who drank too much last year who got into our neighbors yard. I think he camped out in the yard for a while. Then he tried to break in to their shed and broke a bit of the fence as he did it or perhaps the fence broken when he tried to climb into our yard. I’m not sure. Anyway he did get into their shed and he stole their boys small bike.

Our neighbors now have a security light. Except they don’t have it set to automatically come on? Strange.

So, back to my question … do you look outside to see what’s out there when your security lights come on? If you do – what have you discovered?

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Great article about the symbolism, history and meaning of lilies

I always find the history of flowers interesting. I’ve discussed the meaning of roses and their colors before on this site, and now I’d like to point you towards an article that discusses the symbolism, history and meanings lying behind Lilies.

The article is located on the Clare Florist Blog. It’s the first in a series of blog articles that will discuss the myths and legends behind some of the most well known flowers.

I don’t want to tell you everything that’s in this wonderful write up about the history and symbolism of lilies, however I will give you a tiny tidbit to peek your interest:

Did you know that Greek mythology states that when the goddess Hera was nursing her son Hercules excess milk fell from the sky. Some of those drops landed on the ground and it was from this that the first lilies grew.

The article also tells how Lilies were recognized as a symbol of purity. You’ll have to read the article to find out exactly how this came about though.

While I was on the blog I happened to take a look at the floral selection at Clare Florist and they have a lovely selection. You might consider getting some Lovely fresh lilies delivered throughout the UK by Clare Florist if you live in their delivery area.

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