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05 Aug, 2008

Back. Although not entirely so.

Posted by andrea tomkins in: travel talk

 Emma, Mark, and the lighthouse

It feels good to be home after a long trip away… yes, good, even though the sea monkeys are decimated and my hair is askew and there’s no laundry detergent and something in the fridge is rotting and one of my plants is Very Very Dead. AND I would like to say, for the record, that IF I SEE ANOTHER FRENCH FRY I MIGHT DIE.

I’ll post more about our trip in a bit (I have 900 photos to go through!), but I wanted to say that I’ve missed you all and am glad to be home.

So tell me, what’s new with you?

5 Responses to "Back. Although not entirely so."

1 | porter

August 5th, 2008 at 10:18 pm


Ohhh I’ve missed you so! I did enjoy reading the re-runs but it’s not the same, not nearly the same.

2 | Scattered Mom

August 5th, 2008 at 11:31 pm


Oh I’m with you on the fry thing.
First road trip-ate fries almost every other day
Second road trip-ate them about once a week
This last road trip-didn’t eat fries AT ALL.


3 | Marla

August 6th, 2008 at 8:13 am


Home from our trip too – to find ants in the kitchen and laundry galore. We had about 900 fries and 1800 photos by our count! And some great thrifting…

4 | J.

August 6th, 2008 at 9:19 am


welcome back! we just got back from NYC on Monday.. bought a house and some cool bikes. Good July/August I’d say!

5 | Ginger

August 6th, 2008 at 4:23 pm


Yea! I am so glad you are back! I can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures.

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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 offspring: Emma (23) and Sarah (21). 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, travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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