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10 Feb, 2017

The last days of my puzzle

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I wanted to get it done before the snow melts. I think we are on schedule.* You’ll note that we are now in the “process of elimination” phase of this puzzle. Sigh. I would say THANK GOD it’s almost done, but since this puzzle was a gift from a nun I’m not entirely sure it’s […]

08 Feb, 2017

Shaky foundations

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Yesterday was a lost day for me. I should actually write that as Lost Day, because that’s the way I see it in my mind. Capital L. Capital D. It was a Lost Day. Or, at least, it started out that way. It’s very hard to do anything when it’s a Lost Day. It’s hard […]

26 Dec, 2016

Holiday wishes

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Dear Fishies, As 2016 slowly comes to a close I just wanted to chime in and wish you the all the best during the holiday season. I hope you are all enjoying a lovely and restful break, wherever you are! xo, andrea Share the post “Holiday wishes” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (17) and Sarah (15). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! 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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