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08 Aug, 2014

This is what this past week looked like around here

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!|Ottawa

Purdy's salted covered caramels

Trying out a new mattress


Raspberry ice at Bridgehead





Happy Friday!

3 Responses to "This is what this past week looked like around here"

1 | Jen_nifer

August 9th, 2014 at 1:44 pm


So are the Purdy’s chocolates worth the price?

2 | Jenny

August 10th, 2014 at 9:03 am


Those donuts look amazing! Are they from Suzie Q?

3 | andrea tomkins

August 10th, 2014 at 9:10 am


Jen: Purdy’s chocolates are worth every penny, but I’ve only had their hedgehogs and salted caramels (pictured above).

Jenny: The donuts are definitely SuzyQ’s! I won’t eat any other kind. :)

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