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28 Dec, 2015

A view of this past week

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I’m taking a wee break from the web this week, mostly in an effort to recharge my batteries for creative projects to come in 2016. I’ll be writing more about that later, but in the meantime, this is what it looked like this week at Casa Fishbowl.

Santa is late. And drives a Toyota.

Christmas 2015

Cranberry sauce in the making

Christmas Day entertainment

The green Christmas of 2015

Weather-wise it was a pretty strange Christmas this year, wasn’t it? It’s like we had a double dose of fall; back-to-back Novembers. I can’t say that I have minded too much, but I do miss skiing and the snow. The squirrels don’t seem to mind the lack of fluffy stuff either. The peanut wreath pictured above was something I picked up at ValVill last year. Stuff it full of peanuts and watch the action!

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1 | Claudette

December 30th, 2015 at 3:38 pm

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Piper in the Xmas aftermath….is my favorite picture. Every time I see this pup I want one of my own. :)

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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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