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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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17 Dec, 2006

He’s actually a coconut!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Found objects

The DIY series will continue, but first, this found object: The burning of the note intrigues me. Mark found it this morning. “It’s like a teenager’s writing!” Observed Emma. I think she’s right. Share the post “He’s actually a coconut!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

23 Nov, 2006

Half a message

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Found objects

Found on the street: (ETA: so what do you think it was stuck to? Or written on the other half?) Share the post “Half a message” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

16 May, 2006

found on the street

Posted by: andrea In: - Found objects

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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 daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). 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, 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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