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Today’s baking project is a repeat of this recipe?? #nicebuns >> Beautiful Burger Buns | King Arthur Flour https://t.co/1lVzyiYdXA — andrea tomkins (@missfish) April 5, 2020 Mice have a range of facial expressions, researchers find, theguardian.com The Hidden Bigotry of Crosswords, theatlantic.com Let This One-Bowl Poundcake Soothe You, nytimes.com Space Photos of the Week: Awesome […]

Apologies if you’ve already seen a dog in shades out for a walk with a parrot on his head today… pic.twitter.com/snnU9pupDd — Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) March 27, 2020 So Is Britney Spears a Democratic Socialist Now?, slate.com OK, buckle up. I wanna talk to you about Triscuit, Twitter, via threadreaderapp.com How Games Marketing Invented Toxic […]

The superpower of tomorrow? Being ‘indistractable’ https://t.co/5IXAC8QxM9 — Fast Company (@FastCompany) March 21, 2020 Did You Know That Animals Eating Strawberries Look Terrifying?, eatliver.com A Brief History of Toilet Paper, youtube.com To All the Snowmen We’ve Made Together, nytimes.com A visual journal of vintage soap, instagram.com Cute otters intimately filmed by spy camera, YouTube Searching […]

This is Ned. He’ll be conducting your check-pup today. Please don’t giggle when you see him. He’s $232,000 in debt from medical school and would appreciate some respect. 13/10 pic.twitter.com/8Hd9N3v5hm — WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) March 9, 2020 Coronavirus: campaign launched offering help to those self-isolating, theguardian.com Chinese company invents bat-like suit to protect from coronavirus, nypost.com […]

08 Mar, 2020

Weekend reading: March 8 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

From the archive: To mark #InternationalWomensDay, here are profiles of 7 truly remarkable women — from a 101-year-old runner from India to a Yemeni refugee who didn’t let war stop her from being a scientist. https://t.co/Il9M445uZP — NPR (@NPR) March 8, 2020 “I Fail Almost Every Day”: An Interview with Samin Nosrat, newyorker.com A Photographer’s […]


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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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