a peek inside the fishbowl

21 Mar, 2008

Easter, and all of that

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

I like to call this one “Hot Cross Yuck,” subtitled, “I didn’t know there was going to be that pink stuff inside it.”

Hot Cross Yuck

Here is our Easter tree:

Easter tree tradition

And one of many rabbit families:

Rabbit family

Have a great weekend everyone!

2 Responses to "Easter, and all of that"

1 | Scattered Mom

March 22nd, 2008 at 12:35 am


ROFL at the Hot Cross Yuck!!

I had promised to make hot cross buns over at MommyClub.ca….and even though everything went wrong (one batch went in the garbage), I was determined to do it!

I did end up with an incredibly delicious batch that had all of us licking our fingers and smacking our lips in appreciation. But man, a whole day…and I had to re-clean the kitchen.

*sigh* lololol.

2 | Shan

March 22nd, 2008 at 9:27 pm


I miss my Grandma’s hot cross buns. They were the best.

comment form:


Have a great summer at Saunders Farm!

Mrs Tiggywinkle's - the best toy store in Ottawa

terra20 Ottawa

National Arts Centre Ottawa

Lice Services Ottawa - Ottawa Lice Treatment and Removal Experts

Click me!


Stay in touch

Me and my pet projects

Ottawa Bucket list

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Sarah: Hardy Mattress in Westboro will make you a pillow. If it isn't right, they'll adjust it no charge. They are amazing!
  • andrea tomkins: Ironing on the bed is the lazy way of ironing sheets. It's so easy! Next time I do it I'll post a photo (or video)! :)
  • Anne: I need you to post a photo of you IRONING your sheets...on YOUR BED. You take ironing to a whole new level that I was not aware of!
  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive I might be a little crazy about our bed linens - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] bought a new sheet set. I’ve been waiting to buy something for over a year because of our Shopping Embargo and the pledge we made not
  • Claudette: I'm like you. I could read all the tips about how to organize better and then I'd just get pissed off that I'm not doing it the fashionable way so I e
  • sabrina: I forgot to add this part about my wine loving fantasies: I'm wearing a cute cocktail dress as my husband and I arrive home from work and decide to c
  • andrea tomkins: It occurred to me that a good place to begin would be the places you feel the highest degree of Household Rage and Annoyance. For me, this has been th

The Obligatory Blurb

My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (17) and Sarah (15). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! 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.

If you'd like to contact me, please use this form. If you're so inclined, you can read more about me here. Thank you for visiting!


My right hand is actually a camera

Connect with me at these places too!

Piper is on Instagram

On the nightstand

All hail the mighty Twitter