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28 Jan, 2006

and now back to your regularly scheduled program

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Photography|Recipes and Food

We had breakfast at Kristy’s this morning. We hadn’t been in a long time, which is a shame because (a) I love diner-style breakfasts and (b) the service is wonderful (c) they are very kid-friendly* and (d) and the coffee is plentiful. In fact, I had three cups. Yikes! I will be jittery for the rest of the day. Ah well.

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* “Is this a fancy restaurant?” asked Sarah.
“No it isn’t,”answered Emma. “You can tell because they give you crayons.”

I think that observation is right on the money, don’t you? :)


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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