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31 Dec, 2012

Moment(s) of Bliss #014

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Moments of bliss

I won the lottery. I didn’t pick numbers or place any bets, yet I have riches beyond measure. And for that, I am very very grateful.

DD loves her skis

Our December 17 #familyadvent = hot chocolate and a movie

Last ski day of 2012. Hoping for more in 2013! #Ottawa

Snowed in

Someone is enjoying the fire

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year, one that’s full of fire and joy and happiness.

1 Response to "Moment(s) of Bliss #014"

1 | Lisa from Iroquois

January 1st, 2013 at 6:40 pm


I just wanted to say Thank You – for sharing your insights and experiences, your version of life in Ottawa. I look forward to continuing to read this blog in the coming months.

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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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