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29 May, 2008

An after-dinner stroll at the Secret Garden*

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|- Westboro|Easy ways to make kids happy|Photography

* a.k.a. Maplelawn, on Richmond Road, where there is always lots to see.


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It’s Friday almost Friday! Woot!

So tell me, what kind of fun are you planning this weekend? [ETA: it’s never too early to start thinking about the weekend. lol]

9 Responses to "An after-dinner stroll at the Secret Garden*"

1 | The Moffman

May 29th, 2008 at 12:20 pm


~Tangent alert~

What is “woot”? I fear I may have missed something somewhere along the line. This expression of happiness appears to be cropping up in more and more on-line places, but it seems to be a recent phenomenon… and I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say it out loud.
Is it an acronym? How did this get adopted as the semi-official celebratory word of the internet?
Please enlighten… or don’t. :)

2 | Lynn

May 29th, 2008 at 12:22 pm


Is it not Thursday? Have I lost all sense of time and calendar?

3 | andrea

May 29th, 2008 at 12:26 pm


Moff: May I direct you here.

Lynn: Thursday?! What?! LOL.

4 | The Moffman

May 29th, 2008 at 1:19 pm


I suppose I could have looked that up myself, but I thought I’d consult you, the very person who first explained to me what :) signified, sometime in the year 1995.

5 | porter

May 29th, 2008 at 2:14 pm


I’m going to be enjoying my new backyard….hoping the pool will be filling up, maybe even warming up? I hope to do a bit of gardening….waaaaay too excited!

6 | Marla

May 30th, 2008 at 8:06 am


This weekend? I volunteered to work on Saturday, to help cover a vet bill. And because it’s fun to work at the store on a busy day. But before then it’s Yard Sale for the Cure Day! Woohooo! And, I’d like to hit the Leslieville Tree Festival with Josie and pick up some plants. After, the dog park.

On Sunday we have a birthday party where I got the little guy something that will make him lose his shit. I’m really looking forward to that – he’s really into the movie Labyrinth, and I found the Jareth figurine for him. He doesn’t even know such a thing exists! Then I have a grown up dinner party with dog park people, where we plot our revenge against the city for treating us as second-class citizens. Muahahahaha.

7 | Nicol

May 30th, 2008 at 8:47 am


It looks like a fantastic garden. And that is exactly what I plan on doing this weekend….get outside (now that it has finally stopped raining) and do some yard work. I really enjoy gardening.

8 | M. Lucy

May 30th, 2008 at 6:11 pm


A friend of mine is moving to the States — and she wants to give us her piano!!!!!!

We’re going over there to check it out this weekend.

9 | Strolling >> a peek inside the fishbowl

April 25th, 2011 at 5:00 pm


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