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Easy. The same places you hid them when they were little kids. Share the post “Where do you hide Easter chocolate for teens?” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

21 Apr, 2014

Easter Monday

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|Multimedia experiments

Which one of these bunnies doesn’t belong? (Click on the image below to start the video.) Mark is at work, the girls are watching a movie, and I am settling down to work with coffee in hand. This weekend we did some visiting, spent some time in the garden and doing things around the house, […]

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03 Apr, 2013

Will they eat it: The Easter Ham Leftovers Edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

We had The Most Excellent Ham last weekend. It was the final nail in the coffin for those spongy football-shaped packages of meat one normally finds at the grocery store. This ham was from a Richmond-area butcher shop called Christopher’s Meat Market. It didn’t require a lot of fixin’ up. Mark mixed up a quick […]

11 Apr, 2012

Today is a special day, and then some

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

My brain overfloweth. I’ve had so many things on my mind lately, work/home/life, and midway through Easter I succumbed to some kind of weird bug that has been sucking the life out of me ever since. Suffice it to say that I do not have time to be sick. But Easter, Easter was peaceful. Part […]

06 Apr, 2012

Writing:

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: My media (sideblog archive)

This week’s edition of SavvyMom features a few of my favourite family activities for the long Easter weekend. Have a peep over here. Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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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 (18) and Sarah (16). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. 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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