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13 Sep, 2017

Andrea’s Tuesdays: lunch, coffee, and writing time

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

First, I have to say thank you for your kind comments, emails, and messages concerning my previous post. It helped a lot, so thank you. Dropping our eldest off at university was tough and I was a bit of a mess for awhile there but I am feeling better now. We are slowly readjusting to […]

04 Sep, 2017

All the times I’ve cried these last few days

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I woke up twice this morning. Once, when Mark got up before dawn for a golf game. I was having a dream about our basement flooding. I eventually fell back asleep, only to wake at nine, which is late for me. I made myself a coffee and mindlessly consumed half of it before I realized […]

01 Sep, 2017

Andrea’s Tuesdays: down in the doldrums

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

To review: every other Tuesday is my day off and I’m trying to use this time to recharge my batteries. No work, no meetings, minimal errands. Last time, I visited the Aquatopia Cafe and caught a movie at the Bytowne Cinema. Interesting fact about the word doldrums. It’s actually a sailing term which refers to […]

22 Aug, 2017

Day one of 45

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|Ottawa|travel talk

(Subtitled: A Very Ottawa Birthday in the National Capital Region.) Little did I know that when we ventured downtown on Saturday we were actually embarking on a tour of Ottawa and Gatineau and taking in some of the best sights of the summer. Other than our first destination, Kontinuum, we had no real plan but […]

18 Aug, 2017

Birthday wishes

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I was craving a sweet coffee beverage at Starbucks this afternoon but decided to make something for myself here at home instead. The reason: it hurts to move. You see, yesterday, I decided to finally try a fitness app I downloaded MONTHS ago. It’s called SEVEN and it’s an intense whole body workout that doesn’t require […]


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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 (18) and Sarah (16). 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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