a peek inside the fishbowl

20 Mar, 2012


Posted by andrea tomkins in: My media (sideblog archive)

I’ve launched something that will hopefully become a neat little series over at the UsedEverywhere blog. I’m featuring YOUR fantastic finds. Here’s the first! Would you like to share your find and show off your shopping skills? Drop me a line!

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  • binki: Never been but kids would love it (they've been and want to go back this year).
  • Jason: definitely the jumping pillows, they are always a favourite!
  • Vanessa: This looks like so much fun - I love Halloween!
  • lynn clayton: the mazes my son would love it
  • rachel: My son loves mazes. We would love to do the corn maze. Although the haunted hayride looks pretty fun too!
  • ashton: The giant pillows look really cool. Great for kids to let out their energy.
  • Heather Thom: Ooo hay barns and mazes are fun at Saunders ! Thanks for the chance.

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (16) and Sarah (14). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times, and a regular contributor to MediaSmarts.ca. 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.

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