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02 Jan, 2011

Shopping Embargo of 2011

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you|Shopping Embargo

Time to tighten our belts with the now-annual Fishbowl Shopping Embargo.

30 Mar, 2010

The 2010 Shopping Embargo is coming to a close

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Shopping Embargo

I am collecting my thoughts and will be adding my final update to my original 2010 Embargo post later today. Was it a success? How has it altered our shopping habits? How does the new puppy factor into all of this? What’s next?  Thank you to those who followed along! Share the post “The 2010 Shopping Embargo […]

29 Dec, 2009

Shopping Embargo 2009-2010

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Challenge me, challenge you|Shopping Embargo

Christmas is over and we’re in the throes of Boxing Week. The media has been full of images of people falling over themselves to snag some deals. I certainly understand why this happens. If you want to buy something (computer, Xbox, camera, wrapping paper for next Christmas etc) and have the money to spend, this is the ideal […]

29 Dec, 2008

Shopping Embargo of 2009

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Shopping Embargo|Yaktivism

The 2009 Shopping Embargo is about to begin. Follow along as I try not to shop for two months. Can I do it? Only time will tell.

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05 Jan, 2008

unshopping/shopping updates

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Shopping Embargo

If you’re looking for updates regarding the Shopping Embargo of 2008, please click over to the comments of the original post. I’m dropping everything in there. Thanks! Share the post “unshopping/shopping updates” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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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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