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Posts Tagged ‘games

21 Aug, 2012


Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy

I want to spend a couple of posts talking about some of the fun toys and games we’ve been playing with lately. Until this week I had never even heard of Rummoli, but let me say, it is awesome: Did you know that Rummoli is a Canadian game? I am suitably impressed by this fact. […]

14 Aug, 2012


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

My latest blog post for the UsedEverywhere blog is about incorporating board games into interior design. Read it and then let me what you think… yay or nay? :) Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

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We made our own Olympic torches, check it out!

What better way to celebrate the last day of school than with a day of play? On Thursday June 28 I’m going to be participating in CBC’s first annual Play Day between 3-6 pm during All in a Day. Come join me, along with a whole bunch of other fun folks on Sparks Street between Bank & O’Connor right […]

Would you believe that kids don’t jump rope as much as they used to? I decided to try and do something about it.


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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 offspring: Emma (23) and Sarah (21). 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, travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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