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18 Jan, 2012

Two pages from someone’s life

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Found objects

In which she finds an old love letter.

16 Apr, 2009

Found…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Found objects

… near the intersection of Roosevelt and Byron. Share the post “Found…” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

08 Feb, 2008

Now THIS is an unexpected find!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Found objects

… found on top of a newspaper box just down the street. I am still chuckling. Share the post “Now THIS is an unexpected find!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

20 Sep, 2007

So here’s the deal.

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Found objects

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile you know that I have an ongoing fascination with found objects. My children are now in the habit of picking stuff up off the road/sidewalk/whatever, holding it out to me and asking if this “is this found art.” We have found some pretty interesting things. Mark has […]

07 Aug, 2007

Meaning of messages

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Found objects

Irena has been taking out personal ads in the Globe and Mail for several years. That’s how long I’ve been seeing her there, but who knows, perhaps it’s been even longer than that. I admire her tenacity. She must love B a lot. She hasn’t given up. I like how she wrote, “how much I […]

28 Jun, 2007

Found photo

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Found objects

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  • Alison in Ottawa: Most years we need to go to the life touch retake day. They seem to have more time on retake day.
  • andrea tomkins: No way Lynn! That sounds terrible. It must be a fundraiser for the schools. If enough people complained maybe they'd ditch the new company?
  • Lynn: Aw, you're adorable! Our school changed photography studios last year - they ditched LifeTouch and went with someone (Green apple? Or something like t
  • Misty Pratt: I fork out the money every year too :) Can't resist how terrible some of them are!!
  • Carolyn: Andrea, I have an even better salad that I've been making for about 3 years now and 3 out of my 4 kids eat it which is a miracle itself! Cut the Bruss
  • andrea tomkins: She's getting a bath! It's a weekly thing with prescription shampoo. She doesn't love it, as you can probably tell. :)
  • Javamom: Piper in the tub because: a) she heard thunder and hid there during the storm, b) she is getting a bath or c) you planted her there for the picture ju

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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 (15) and Sarah (13). I am the editor of the Kitchissippi Times, Capital Parent Newspaper, and a regular contributor to MediaSmarts.ca. 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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The #dailylunches project – 875 lunches and counting!

Every day I eat lunch and take a picture. Here's the latest:

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  • My latest post on the MediaSmarts website is up, and it's about family social media accounts. (Yes! It's a thing! And I think it's pretty neat.) Is this something you do as a family? I'd love it if you left your two cents on the topic.

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  • I'm sharing some of my favourite lunch-related items over on the terra20 blog today. Whether you're packing a lunch for work, for your kids, or just eating at your desk at home, I bet there is something there for you. Check it out!

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  • I have a new post up at the MediaSmarts blog this week. It's my response to a question that I'm asked quite often: What’s the best age to give a kid an iPod touch?

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