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As many of you already know, Saunders Farm is a longtime Fishbowl patron. We’ve visited Saunders in every season possible and have always had a good time. When the girls were small we enjoyed daytime visits in the fall in the lead up to Halloween and as they got older we slowly ramped up the […]

17 Jul, 2018

A peek at my week

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa

Wow. That was a long post yesterday, wasn’t it? I guess I had a lot to say! To balance things out today, I thought I’d share a few photos and leave the words to a minimum. :) Share the post “A peek at my week” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

11 Jul, 2018

Tree planting along the SJAM Parkway

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Ottawa

Earlier this summer I promised myself to take my physical fitness up a notch. We have a gym membership, but it’s so nice outside I thought I’d work a little harder and walk a little more. I like to walk, and it’s easy enough to do. Well, I’m happy to report that I am now […]

I was talking to someone today about how SOME people say that Ottawa is boring. Urgh. I hate those people. Folks, if you think Ottawa is boring, YOU are boring. There is so much great stuff going on, and so much of it is free. All you need to know, is how to find out […]

Last night I attended the media launch of the 2018 edition of Doors Open Ottawa. We’ve participated in Doors Open for a few years and I’m so pleased that this amazing event has gained more and more traction every year. As Mayor Jim Watson put it in his opening remarks, Doors Open represents a unique opportunity […]


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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... 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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