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08 Jan, 2019

Things I am loving: David’s tea sampler

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!

It seems unfair to single out one Christmas gift of many lovely gifts, but I wanted to share this because I am really enjoying this David’s tea sampler right now and I think many of you would too. I should qualify this all by saying that I like tea well enough but I’m definitely not a […]

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14 Dec, 2018

Things I am loving: GLERUPS

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!

I have a new post up at the terra20 website and I wanted to share it here too because I LOVE MY NEW SLIPPERS SO MUCH. (Thanks mom.) Mark has hinted that they give my feet a slight Hobbit-like appearance, but I don’t care what he thinks because nothing beats warm feet. Share the post […]

12 Sep, 2018

The Fishbowl goes West… and buys stuff!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!|travel talk

I want to interrupt this narrative with a wee show n’ tell of a very pretty necklace I picked out while in Jasper. I have been wearing it nonstop since we came back to Ottawa. I just love it so much. It’s from a very cute shop called Ransom. We were waiting for a table […]

The other day I was strolling by Starbucks and I treated myself to a frothy iced coffee beverage. I was happy with my purchase for about 10 seconds. It tasted fine, but the price tag left a bitter taste in my mouth. The plastic cup and straw I brought home to recycle didn’t make me […]

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29 May, 2018

Things I am loving: our new patio lights

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Home/reno|Oh! Things!

As I wrote about previously, we’ve been busy planting/weeding/chopping stuff down in our backyard. Mark trimmed some trees and took out a whole bunch of branches recently, which is great until you have to clean up/bundle up the aforementioned branches. Sigh. In these cases, it’s helpful to have an end game in mind. Which is: […]

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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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