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30 May, 2014

Dear Neighbours…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Photography

This is the photo I was taking when you saw me crawling around the front yard with my camera: Sincerely, andrea Share the post “Dear Neighbours…” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

Regular readers already know how this works. The Hourly Photo Challenge is you, me, and a bunch of other people, taking one photo every hour on the hour throughout the day of whatever we happen to be doing or looking at that very moment. Here are my results last year. It is an amazing way to document a day […]

12 Oct, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|Photography

Wishing you lots of sunshine, tummy rubs, and good kibble in your bowls this weekend! Share the post “Happy Thanksgiving!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

26 May, 2013

Same shot, three angles: in the garden again

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Photography

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There’s been a song in my head that has made a home in my brain right now. I even heard it while I was sleeping last night. It’s this one. And here’s a video about the story behind it. – Edited to add: these recurring photo threesomes are my wee attempt to stop and look. […]


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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 (18) and Sarah (16). 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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