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12 Sep, 2014

Some things

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

A trip to Wellington West.

Cookie time

Beer me.

Fresh pretzel from the Central Bierhaus in Kanata

Greetings from far away

Miss Doc Marten

I’m going to be at the West End Studio Tour and Tastes of Wellington this weekend. If you see me please say hello!

2 Responses to "Some things"

1 | jenn

September 12th, 2014 at 12:29 pm


What is in between those cookies? It looks amazing.

2 | andrea tomkins

September 12th, 2014 at 12:39 pm


The cookie sandwich is from the Strawberry Blonde (right around the corner from the Bagel Shop) which is a vegan/gluten free/nut free bakery. So this cookie is too. (!) I can’t tell you what the filling is made out of though. There was a whole conversation about it on Twitter and they didn’t bother replying. Ah well. I will say it was very good and can’t wait to go back…. and I’m not even vegan/gf/nut free! (Ok, maybe just mildly nutty.)

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