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24 Jun, 2014

Having a blast, with rockets

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

We did something totally new here at Casa Fishbowl, we launched a rocket. (!) This process started a few months ago with a visit to the Hobby House in Vanier. Have you ever been? It’s chock full of great stuff, mostly, er, hobby related wares (hence the name HOBBY HOUSE) but I picked out a cool puzzle and […]

One of our favourite places to camp is at an Ontario Parks site called Charleston Lake. We’ve been there five or six times. The beach was great, there were some nice hiking trails, good rock collecting, and the park was very well maintained. One of the things that stands out in my mind is that the […]

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). 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. 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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