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23 Mar, 2015

Refresh complete

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

Twitter and Instagram followers already know that we spent our March Break in Punta Cana. I spent most of yesterday in a sleep-deprived fog and today I’m back to work, starting with the onslaught of email that filled my inbox while I was away. Our trip was my ideal holiday; the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure and trips to the buffet. I need to sort out all of my photos and thoughts and shake the rest of the sand from the bottom of my suitcase and then I’ll tell you all about it. In the meantime, here’s a couple small items I wanted to share here:

  • Ottawa bloggers might be interested to know that BOLO is still submitting admissions for the April 28 event. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, go here.
  • My colleague, Mark Sutcliffe, is running to raise money for the United Way. On March 24 (TOMORROW) he’s going run 1 KM for every $1,000 dollars he receives in pledges – with the goal of raising $50,000 by running 50 KM in one day. TODAY only, he is personally matching all donations up to $2,500. Read more about that here: uwco.ca/marksrun.

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