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19 Jun, 2020

Things that are making me happy right now

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!|Ottawa

We really enjoying putting together this puzzle (from Tag Along Toys)!

Backyard predinner flame-up

Piper needs a trim!

Biking to Britannia

social distancing at Mud Lake

Fried chicken heaven from The Elmdale

Mini library

Rocking the motivational techniques

Happy Friday! I hope you have a lovely weekend, wherever you are.


2 Responses to "Things that are making me happy right now"

1 | Corvid

June 19th, 2020 at 8:10 pm


You have a charcoal grill *and* a gas bbq? Or just charcoal? I have both. Charcoal flavour is unique/delish.

What restaurant is that?

2 | andrea tomkins

June 22nd, 2020 at 10:14 am


We have a natural gas BBQ but we bought this portable one a few years back fo camping and/or picnics. I loooove the smell of burning charcoal! And yes, it does impart a unique flavour.

The fried chicken sandwich was from the Elmdale Tavern. I recommend it!

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