a peek inside the fishbowl

30 Jan, 2007

Winter fair

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Photography

Sarah on the trampoline

Sarah on the trampoline

Emma on the trampoline


Emma slides

someone should tell them it's not polite to whisper

2 Responses to "Winter fair"

1 | BeachMama

January 31st, 2007 at 8:41 am


Love the photos, they are great. The kids look like they are having a blast, good for you for getting out when it has been so cold!

2 | Lisa

February 2nd, 2007 at 9:33 pm


Hi Andrea,

Just want to say how much I love your writing and your spirit. And what a beautiful, joyful family! Really, it brings lots of joy to my day to read your posts.

I’ve just started reading your blog in the last month or so … can’t remember how I discovered it!

Your respect for the way children see the world moves me immensely. I don’t have any kids of my own yet, but I sure hope you’re still doing the virtual show & tell when I do!


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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 (24) and Sarah (22). 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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