The Friday Five: Soccer Season

It’s FIFA World Cup time!

Kartoni-fooseball-table

white Kartoni fooseball table, 69 Euros, Kartoni

soccer-goal-Target

deluxe soccer goal, $63.99, Target

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youth soccer set, $34.99, Target

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soccer sandals, $12.99, Target

soccer-backpack

toddler backpack, $20.00, Etsy

To be honest, I¬†don’t actually watch the games, but I do like to follow along from the sidelines. My dad and a few friends keep me in the loop. I know, for example, that Brazil won against Croatia yesterday. I always end up cheering for Italy or France.

Will you be watching any matches? Who are you cheering for?

Away we sail

Do you know how to sail?

I’m a beginner and like all new pursuits, learning the sport comes with learning another language: there’s the terminology (ready to tack!) and the parts (hoist the spinnaker!). Then you hold your breath and hope for smooth sailing.

This weekend I’m heading up north for a sail aboard our new Hobie Cat 16! I can’t wait.

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And so this might be handy:

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20 Below: Swim Goggles

I almost forgot that today was Tuesday. Oops. I guess I was still in long weekend mode!

Yesterday I learned that there’s a 50m outdoor pool just a 15 minute walk from where I live. Yeah – how did I miss that one, right? (I mean, I knew it was there but I assumed it was a regular 25m pool.) So last night I ventured out and I’m so glad I did because I had a great swim!

One of the things I love about the sport of swimming is that it is quite an affordable sport – all you need is a swimsuit and goggles. These are lightweight and require minimal storage which is an added bonus in my opinion. These look like my goggles except mine are navy (gasp!).

Speedo Hydrospex swim goggles, $19.99, Sport Chek

Another thing I learned – there’s an entrance fee for the public outdoor pools in London, Ontario. I wasn’t expecting this because I’ve always taken advantage of Toronto’s free access outdoor pools. How about in your neighbourhood? Are outdoor pools free of charge?