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11 Jun, 2014

Moment of bliss #017

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Moments of bliss

This is my view when I’m sitting on our back deck: This is what I usually see when I turn around. I think about how long it took us to get to this point. Of course, I’m mostly referring to our massive reno. The planning of this particular part of the house was a mini-headache […]

24 Feb, 2014

Moment of bliss #016

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Moments of bliss

How important is it to be mindful of the best moments in our lives? How do they change us? How does holding on to these moments affect the rest of our waking lives? And our mental health? These are the things that I think about as I jot my thoughts down in my one-line-a-day journal every […]

03 Feb, 2014

Moment of bliss #015

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Moments of bliss

I haven’t been keeping a tally of my moments of bliss for some time now, but one found me this morning and I had to jot it down before I forgot about it. If I’m really honest with myself, I have to admit that winter is not my thing. It’s Generally Unpleasant and messy and […]

31 Dec, 2012

Moment(s) of Bliss #014

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Moments of bliss

I won the lottery. I didn’t pick numbers or place any bets, yet I have riches beyond measure. And for that, I am very very grateful. Wishing you all a wonderful New Year, one that’s full of fire and joy and happiness. Share the post “Moment(s) of Bliss #014” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

12 Jul, 2011

Moment of Bliss #013

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Moments of bliss|Multimedia experiments

I am lying on the border of warm and cold, cool and damp from a dip in the lake but quickly warming in the summer sun. The water beads on my skin and evaporates. The sky, which had opened the day wearing shades of white and grey is now almost completely blue overhead. I listen […]

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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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