a peek inside the fishbowl

30 Oct, 2008

One snowfall, plus one hit of surprise news to offset said snowfall

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

We woke up to a blanket of snow yesterday. Sarah took the first possible opportunity to build a snowman.

Here he is… we jazzed him up with a few little extra images to fit the season:

first snowman (Oct 29!)

Parsnips make great horns, don’t you think?

ANYWAY, I’m not letting this sudden cold spell get me down. I’m going to Florida. Yes! I’m being sent on a media junket to Disney. Four nights at the Grand Floridian between November 11 and 14.  I am excited. Mark is a little jealous. The girls are a little sad. But they’ll live. :)

3 Responses to "One snowfall, plus one hit of surprise news to offset said snowfall"

1 | Natalie

October 30th, 2008 at 12:00 pm


Wow! I want your job Andrea! Disney? Awesome!

2 | porter

October 30th, 2008 at 1:33 pm



Darn…I wish the kids could go with you (Mark too). Shoot!!!

Right you are, they will live!

3 | mark

October 30th, 2008 at 2:56 pm


Oh we’re going to “live” all right Porter. We’re going to live it up ! We’ll miss Andrea but we’ll make our own fun :)

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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 daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). 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, 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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