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22 Apr, 2017

Weekend reading: April 22 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Ikea’s big bet on meatballs https://t.co/tisMhgdNzt pic.twitter.com/crv1wcg1mQ — Fast Company (@FastCompany) April 22, 2017 To Stay Married, Embrace Change, nytimes.com Inside Prince’s Paisley Park Archives: 7,000 Artifacts Cataloged, Many More to Go, nytimes.com Bill O’Reilly wasn’t fired because of what he did — he was fired because it got out, cbc.ca I thought I could […]

15 Apr, 2017

Weekend reading: April 15 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Wake Up to a Chorus of Bird Songs With This Mobile Alarm App — https://t.co/3DhEHFcH6U pic.twitter.com/8HM6lMU7ll — Mental Floss (@mental_floss) April 14, 2017 How Dollarama became the retail king of knockoffs, macleans.ca It was supposed to be a joyous trip to one of France’s famous gastro palaces – what could possibly go wrong, theguardian.com New Mexico […]

08 Apr, 2017

Weekend reading: April 8 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Dogs have a lot on their minds. Especially this one. Watch the whole “Downward Dog” series from @animalstudio_tv: https://t.co/AbmPZcS3oU pic.twitter.com/y6J1QvUck3 — Vimeo (@Vimeo) March 31, 2017 Looking back to look forward: Illustration styles of the past 30 years, adobe.com Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad: the Untold Story, manrepeller.com These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s […]


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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 (17) and Sarah (15). 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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