a peek inside the fishbowl

24 Jan, 2013


Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life|Ottawa

Ottawa #weather #instaweather

CBC asked why we like to talk about the weather so much. I’ll tell you: because we are PROUD of the fact that we can survive it! And if it doesn’t kill us it makes us stronger right?

I went for a 20 minute walk this morning and came home with my scarf frozen stiff around my face, feeling like a conquering hero. If I can venture out and live to tell the tale, heck, I can do pretty much anything!


In related news, I have so much related news to share, and so little time to share it this week. I will quickly summarize by mentioning that I have been busy with a new gig (more about that later!), am participating in a cool little photo contest and fundraiser for the Ottawa Foodbank (deets here!), getting in a great walk on the treadmill EVERY DAY, and am very very happy.


1 Response to "Coldsnap"

1 | binki

January 25th, 2013 at 5:54 pm


I have a feeling you’re going to win that Foodbank photo contest. Super photog and Ottawaphile. How can you lose?

Nice that they let public submit photos. I might just submit a few shots.

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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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