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05 Sep, 2020

With apologies to John Ceprano

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa

As much as I admire the rock sculptures made by John Ceprano near Remic Rapids, I am disappointed every time I bike by and see his work cordoned off with security tape. I can’t remember when this started. I just remember going there one year, and there it was. Suddenly, every year after that, the public was not allowed in […]

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20 Aug, 2020

my pandemic birthday

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|Oh! Things!|Ottawa|Recipes and Food

I’m officially 48. My mantra this year is “48 is great.” Because it is. I feel… taller somehow. I realized that for me, having a birthday during a global pandemic is almost the same as having a non-pandemic birthday. My perfect birthday essentially involves sharing good food with the ones I love, and I’m pleased […]

14 Aug, 2020

Destination: Carlington Hill

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Ottawa for kids|Misc. life|Ottawa

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw this post: I try to get in 5K worth of walking every day. I do this by: – going to bed at a reasonable time the night before – setting my alarm – putting out my clothes the night before (sports bra, top, shorts, etc.) I […]

14 Aug, 2020

Destination: Carlington Hill

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Ottawa for kids|Misc. life|Ottawa

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw this post: I try to get in 5K worth of walking every day. I do this by: – going to bed at a reasonable time the night before – setting my alarm – putting out my clothes the night before (sports bra, top, shorts, etc.) I […]

19 Jun, 2020

Things that are making me happy right now

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!|Ottawa

Happy Friday! I hope you have a lovely weekend, wherever you are.   Share the post “Things that are making me happy right now” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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  • Petropablo: I hear ya. I recently read an article explaining why rock sculptures are wrong wrong wrong. I don't remember a single argument other you're messin
  • Sally Dowe Marchand: Happy to support your run for this great cause
  • andrea tomkins: I hope you get better soon, Sally! Thanks for being a cheerleader. And yes, all funds go to The Royal!
  • Lynn: Looks like an amazing day! A great day to spend with family and so many delicious things!
  • Sally Dowe Marchand: Wish I could do this along side you as I finally reached 5 k running but alas I am grounded after eye surgery - no Strenuous exercise until I get the
  • JInjer: Happy Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful and TASTY birthday! Is the cup with the cat on it yours and if so where did you get it? Sorry, couldn't
  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive Destination: Carlington Hill - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] I haven’t been here for years. (The last time may have been when we set off Mark’s rocket.)  […]

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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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