WordCamping in Montreal for Hover. Always nice to hear from customers and also introduce Hover to people who haven’t heard of us before.


That’s a first. Rejected takeoff on my flight from Toronto Billy Bishop Airport. Got halfway down the runway and they cut the engines and hit the brakes hard. Little skid but nothing too scary. Waiting to see what’s up.

Just replaced the burners on our Weber Genesis grill. I think it’s good for another few more years before we’ll need a new one. Over the years I’ve put in new flavourizer bars, replaced the grills with stainless ones and now the burners. 11 years old, still going strong!

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour – Toronto Night One

The whole family took in Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour stop in Toronto on Friday.

We waited a long time for this night to come and 241 days after we bought the tickets, and 1,099 days after we decided we would go to see Taylor Swift the next time we had the chance, it was finally here.

We were sitting in section B3 row 17 seats 1-4 and the B-stage ended up being a fair bit closer than I had even expected. All we did was move down to the end of our row when everyone moved to surround the stage. She did three songs there and we were fortunate to get within about ten feet of Taylor for that part including the acoustic secret song.

We had a great view of the main stage as well with Ginny and Lindsey on the aisle so they wouldn’t have their views blocked by taller people in front. Mac and I are both tall enough that we could easily see over the crowd.

The light up LED wristbands were a cool part of the show.

Our view just prior to the start of the show. The staging was impressive with giant screens that moved up and down and revealed various levels behind where the band was located.

…Ready For It was the opening song. Obviously.

For Love Story the wristbands were pink and it was pretty magical. The mix of old and new songs made for a great concert.

She’s moved over to the B-stage now (via a suspended stage that carried her from the main stage while she sang Delicate) and then we were super close for Shake it Off.

Charli XCX and Camila Cabello joined Taylor for Shake it Off.

Fun was being had by everyone in the crowd and clearly also those on stage.

Slowing it down for the secret song right in front of us. Out of the Woods (acoustic).

Pretty epic to be so close for this set. We could hear Taylor singing.

Just a wild part of the evening…I never imagined we would be so close.

My favourite shot of the night. The spotlight was perfect.

Don’t Blame Me was probably the most theatrical and vocally impressive song of the night. Really well done.

Call It What You Want. I call it amazing.

I stopped taking photos at this point since things really just turned into a fun dance party with everyone enjoying the last few songs. Getaway Car featured some beautiful footage on the screens that was synced with the wristbands for a really nice effect. In my mind, it’s one of the best songs on the new album.

The show closed with a mashup of This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things and We Are Never Getting Back Together which I didn’t take any photos or video of since we were just having too much fun singing and dancing with everyone else.

All in all? A great show.

I didn’t post much over the last week, but we were up in Collingwood on vacation and it was a great time…

Here’s some pics of each day.

Sunday featured an Eco-adventure tour with treetop trekking and zip lines.

Mac on the treetop trek.

Ginny and Lindsey in the trees!

Dinner at Blue Mountain Village.

Monday we hit Wasaga Beach for some sand and SUP.

Tuesday we went to Craigleith and found fossils in the rocks on the beach.

Our nice spot to enjoy some sun and SUP and swimming.

Ginny and Lindsey out on the SUP.

Mac holding down the fort, feet in the water.

Did someone say Mountain Coaster at Blue Mountain?

We all rode the coaster…Mac was shy about the selfie.

Going up!

Bunnies were a common sight at the resort.

On Thursday Lindsey and I got up early to hike up Blue Mountain.

Almost there!

My little trail runner bombing back down.

And me too!

Taylor Swift tonight…this should be epic. The kids have never been to a concert before. Not going in Vancouver three years ago when we were there was a big regret of mine…I actually looked for tickets on Stubhub and we could have done it for about $300 for cheapo nosebleeds.

Here we are three years later (almost to the day) and we’re seeing her from the floor instead and it will be a memory to last a lifetime for all of us.