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24 Aug, 2008

A date and a movie

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|- Westboro|Easy ways to make kids happy|Photography

Chantal kindly invited us to her place for lunch on Friday afternoon. It was a perfect day for a wee roadtrip. Chantal is funny and charming and fun to hang out with, and her kids are all of the above.

The photo below illustrates a big highlight for my girls (tho’ only two of them are mine) :

at Chantal's

Guess what? HAY IS POKEY!

We had a wonderful time. Thanks again Chantal, for being such a great hostess!

Friday night was the last “movies on the beach” down at Westboro Beach. I was determined to go, after having missed it all year. They were showing Cars, which I hadn’t seen, so it was perfect. We went early,  dragged our chairs and a bucket and a few sand toys. I alternated between reading and taking in the view:

sunset at Westboro Beach

If I could describe this whole “movies on the beach thing” in a one word: Great. It was great. This show was the last of the year, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. The girls were very impressed by the whole experience, as was I! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was almost exactly like watching a movie at the theatre… expect I had sandy feet and smelled like bug spray. And guess who we ran into? Dani, Mr.Dani and their bevvy of boys.

A blogworthy day on all counts.


2 Responses to "A date and a movie"

1 | DaniGirl

August 25th, 2008 at 10:13 am

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Wasn’t the movies on the beach a blast? I blogged it too. I love the pic of the girls running through the field… they must have been exhausted by the end of the night after a fun day like that!

2 | It’s almost time for movies on the beach! >> a peek inside the fishbowl

June 10th, 2009 at 8:17 am

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[…] went last summer to see Cars (Dani was there too!) and had a great time. Emma and Sarah loved playing with Tristan […]

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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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