Pony Love

Two horse noses nuzzling.
It was a very special Saturday a few weeks back. As many of you know, I have two horses (aka ponies as I like to call them). They live at two separate farms in the Hamilton area. Both farms are fantastic and the care they both get is amazing. On this particular Saturday my older horse Toby was trailered over to Griffin’s barn. For safety and courageous reasons, my trail riding partner Rick a ... >
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How to Create a Birthday Party for a Horse

Meg standing next to Griffin presenting him with his platter of horse treats.
Birthdays are not just for humans. Horses, especially registered breed horses, have known birthdays (otherwise known as their foal date). My bratty Thoroughbred horse foaled on April 4th, 2003 – making him 12 this year. What were you doing in the spring of 2003? What was I doing back in the spring of 2003? I was in my last semester of high school as Griffin was just a foal frolicking in past ... >
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The Raptors vs The 76ers and Drake is in the Building

If you have never been to a Raptors game, then you are surely missing out. I had the entertaining pleasure of going to the Raptors vs. the 76ers game on Sunday, November 9th with a few friends. It had been a few years since I saw my last NBA game, so it was time to relive the excitement and energy. What is awesome about watching this sport, is that the game is fast paced, high scoring, and there i ... >
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An Autumn Walk with My Horse Tobakiss

Last weekend I was home in the Ancaster area and had the pleasure of taking Tobakiss on an autumn walk (and by walk, I mean I rode him so it was more of a trail ride). Autumn is one of my favourite times of of year for a couple of reasons: fall fashion – arguably the best fashion of the year beautiful autumn leaves and colors perfect temperature to do outdoor activities such as trail rides ... >
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To fauna or Not to fauna? That is the Question…

The absolute definite answer to this is to fauna. For months upon months, a sign read, “coming very slowly”. And every time I passed by it, I always wondered what this spot was going to become. The curiosity behind the brown papered windows was finally revealed. fauna is Ottawa’s newest and trendiest restaurant that recently opened near the corner of Bank and Gladstone. Being fro ... >
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The Weeknd in Toronto for King of the Fall Tour

As I write this post, it is the day after The Weeknd concert in Toronto and I am taking the train en route back to Ottawa. Back in early July, the day tickets went on sale, Harris and I decided with complete certainty that we were going to make this concert happen and attend together. And I am really happy we made the executive decision to do. At the time we were not sure where each of us were goi ... >
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House of PainT is Pretty Hip for Ottawa

Picture this: some great beats being dropped, break dancing and pop and lock dancing happening, people cheering when the dancers execute an awesome trick, underground rappers performing on stage, and everyone having a great time. This doesn’t quite sound like an Ottawa event. Easily identifiable with Toronto, New York City, Chicago, LA, etc. Don’t underestimate the urban and hip hop sc ... >
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Clean Eating – No More Crap!!

Well I can’t promise that I will never not eat crappy food again, but I certainly am committing to myself to keep it to a minimum.  So I had a bit of a scare when I went home a few weeks ago. For the past little  while, I was having weird skin rashes and inconsistent bowel movements (yes this is the truth without being graphic). I had arranged with my mom to make a doctor’s appointme ... >
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Impromptu Visit to Montreal

Life is always fun when you are spontaneous here and there.  Last Friday night, my friend Alex and I hit the road to Montreal. As the title suggests, it was somewhat impromptu, but not really. I have a lot of Type A tendencies. A couple of days prior to Friday, we had decided we would go to Montreal.  However I allowed myself to be spontaneous with the restaurant that we ended up eating at. Afte ... >
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The Reverse Surprise Party

Who doesn’t love a surprise party? We all know how they go. Lots of planning and logistics are done without the lucky recipient knowing. And then that special moment when they walk in the door and SURPRISE! Well last weekend, we had a funny incident occur. The lucky recipient surprised the guests! I was the main coordinator and missed the key cue for when the Birthday Girl walked in the door ... >
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