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Posts Tagged ‘birthdays

16 May, 2011

The eldest turns 12

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Oh! Things!

Twelve years ago today I was cradling a one-day old newborn in my arms. In fact, this was the scene: This is one of my all-time favourite photographs. I’m glad we have a scan of it, because it’s one of those things I’d run into a burning house to retrieve. It was sunny and beautiful […]

We’ve been trying to find a great place to buy a great kid’s bike in Ottawa. I’ve got some suggestions, but need more!

A few photos and some ideas for an art-themed birthday party, for a special 10 year old girl!

Fishbowl patron 4Cats Arts Studio is behind this amazing giveaway. I’ve written about 4Cats before. 4Cats is a very fun art studio for kids, and host really interesting and creative art camps and workshops for kids. We’ve been twice, AND have a birthday party booked there. So you KNOW they are GREAT. This giveaway is really […]

19 Dec, 2010

Piper the puppy is a puppy no longer

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

It’s Piper’s birthday!


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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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