Last week I had the good fortune to win tickets from Capital Parent Newspaper to the Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Show. I’ve never been to this craft show before and frankly cannot claim to have been to many craft shows in my life. I didn’t really know they existed. Most of my shopping is restricted to the essentials since we don’t have much in the way of disposable income (the kids keep eating it!). I plan to get to more shows in 2015 – in most cases [Read more…]
Sorel Boots – Not So Warm
I live in Ottawa. We get winter in Ottawa. It gets cold in Ottawa. As such it is important to me to have boots and other winter gear that keeps me warm. Last year at the end of the winter I had to buy some new boots because my previous ones which had lasted me seven or eight years finally came apart. The leather split from the sole of the boot and given the amount of slush we see in the spring – especially last year with all the snow we had – I thought it would be a good idea to get boots without a gaping hole collecting snow and slush. I settled on a pair of Sorel boots with a rubber bottom and leather upper. I had heard good things about Sorel over the years and figured that with these boots there was no risk of my feet getting wet.
I was supremely disappointed in the boots.