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10 Jan, 2019

The January reset continues

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

The other day I posted about some promises I made to myself and we are ten days into the month so I wanted to share a small update. To summarize: so far so good, on all fronts. My January is still a Dry January and the scale is finally heading in the right direction. I’ve had […]

03 Jan, 2019

I resolve to resolve

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I reread yesterday’s post and am a hair’s breadth away from deleting it. I’m not entirely sure I made any sense. – Normally, I’m not really into New Year’s resolutions. I suppose it’s because I haven’t felt like I needed to make them. Well, this year I do need them. I need to hit a reset […]

It’s been a very lazy week here at Casa Fishbowl but I’m totally ok with this. I am really enjoying having the family around. We’ve almost polished off the chocolate, eaten all of the cheese, and finished the Annual Christmas Puzzle. (It was a doozy this year.) We’ve watched a lot of Netflix too, but […]

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06 Dec, 2018

Easiest flu shot ever?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Is it just me, or is getting your flu shot is a heck of a lot easier now that you can get it done at your local pharmacy? No more calling and booking appointments, no more driving to the doctor’s, no more bad music in the waiting room. All I need to do is walk […]

I’ve written a lot about habits in past blog posts. Some of you already know that I have a small collection of daily habits that I’ve tweaked over time. I know what works for me. I know they work because if I drop the ball, I feel it. My daily routines include a 30-45 minute […]


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). 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. 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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