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24 Jun, 2017

Weekend reading: June 24 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Holy shit did kids’ TV get bleak pic.twitter.com/ixfg5BzA1C — Ben McCool (@BenMcCool) June 21, 2017 How a Joke About Flying Squirrels Led to an Ailing Woman’s Cure, nytimes.com Capital Voices: ‘I felt I had landed in some glamorous place’, ottawacitizen.com Ikea’s crazy new cookbook actually cooks you dinner, fastcodesign.com The tick that gives people meat […]

17 Jun, 2017

Weekend reading: June 17 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Totally stumped by that job interview question? Here’s what to do https://t.co/PeHR5od2nZ pic.twitter.com/RBrTL881UN — Fast Company (@FastCompany) June 17, 2017 How to be cool in Instagram and Snapchat, according to teens, mashable.com How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 drawings to show how culture shapes our instincts, qz.com Making a Marriage Magically Tidy, […]

08 Jun, 2017

Weekend reading: June 10 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Inside the frozen vaults that archive the world’s plant species https://t.co/CJMtCdubQv pic.twitter.com/95uRZFUWyU — Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) June 10, 2017 A definitive ranking of Canada’s best ketchup chips, chatelaine.com Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The Tale of A Progressive Professor Who Forgot To Hide Her Racism And Got Her Ass Fired, mystudentvoices.com The 25 Best Films […]


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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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