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I’ve been wanting a plant stand for some time now, mostly because I wanted to move a few houseplants to the back porch for the summer and get them off of the teetering window ledge in our family room. Also, plant stands, which may be considered a holdover from our parents’ and grandparents’ homes, can actually be pretty […]

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+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

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+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

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 […]


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human offspring: Emma (23) and Sarah (21). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. 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, travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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