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We were at my in-laws yesterday, sitting around after dinner outside as the sun was about to set. The adults were chatting and the kids were glued to their respective devices so I decided to issue the girls a challenge. The mission: to submit ten great photos… outdoors, no flash, no filters. I promised to […]

29 Jun, 2012

Liveblogging the first day of summer 2012

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Liveblogging the first day of summer, as per Fishbowl tradition. :)

Come see our avian piñata! Ha.


Have a great summer at Saunders Farm!

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  • Jessica: I would get this calico critters house for my almost 3 year old who has recently discovered them. https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/calico-critters-
  • Cleo Thompson: If I won the GC, I would get some Christmas shopping done. I would buy the Star Wars Lego advent calendar for my son and the game Ticket to Ride for m
  • Natalie Way: Commented on the fb post too. Thanks for the chance at a great prize!
  • Natalie Way: I'd love to get this expansion for my favourite board game. https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/collections/strategy-games/products/betrayal-at-house-on-the-hi
  • Kelayna: My family is big on board games, and there's lots of board games I'd love to bring home for the upcoming holiday season! https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/
  • Jennifer: Left a comment on the Facebook page too! Thanks!
  • Jennifer: My family lives Mrs Tiggy Winkles! My kids would love this LEGO set. https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/products/lego-junior-ninjago-shark-attack

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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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