a peek inside the fishbowl

13 Apr, 2022


Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

Hey you! Hi! How’s it going? It’s been awhile since I’ve updated here but I am keen to get back into the swing of things. Care to say hello? I’m afraid my comments don’t exactly work (and I don’t know how to fix them!) but if you feel like it and have a moment to spare, drop me a line to let me know you’re still here. I’ve missed this; I’ve missed YOU, dear Fishies. I have a lot to share with you in the coming days.

10 Responses to "Psst!"

1 | andrea tomkins

April 13th, 2022 at 10:25 am


TESTING COMMENT FUNCTION that works sometimes, but not other times? Sigh….

2 | Maureen K

April 13th, 2022 at 11:58 am


Hi Andrea,
I am happy to read any posts whenever you choose to post them!

3 | andrea tomkins

April 13th, 2022 at 3:26 pm


Thank you Maureen!

4 | Brenda A

April 14th, 2022 at 7:39 am


What a nice morning surprise!

5 | andrea tomkins

April 14th, 2022 at 9:22 am


Thank you Brenda! :)

6 | Alison in Ottawa

April 14th, 2022 at 7:47 am


Hello. Updates are always of interest

7 | andrea tomkins

April 14th, 2022 at 9:23 am


Glad to hear! I need this in my life! :)

8 | Jinjer @ Intrepid Arkansawyer

May 11th, 2022 at 4:34 pm


Hiya! I’m still reading you! Love your blog SO MUCH!

9 | andrea tomkins

May 22nd, 2022 at 9:37 am


Thank you Jinjer! I’m glad to hear. :)

10 | Caroline Ishii

June 2nd, 2022 at 3:28 am


Hello. Just found you and your posts that I’m loving and we have same birthday of August 19!

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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 offspring: Emma (23) and Sarah (21). 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, travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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