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26 Dec, 2007

The Shopping Embargo of 2008

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Shopping Embargo|Yaktivism

Please note, updates are posted in the comments. Feel free to chime in. Let us know how your shopping embargo is going! Yes. I’m doing it again. It’s a shopping embargo and this time I’m extending it by a month. (!) Here’s last year’s post about it.  This is my promise to myself: Between January […]

29 Dec, 2006

Time to get my piggy back

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

ETA: thank you Andrea … for submitting my site as a December Just Post. –  I’m not big on resolutions. First, I hardly keep them. I tell myself that I’m going to exercise, eat right, yadda yadda but I inevitably give up …(although I REALLY do plan to get up off my @ss and do […]


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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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