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Archive for the ‘Weekend reading’ Category

21 Sep, 2019

Weekend reading: September 21 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

*looks at date* You know what time it is! pic.twitter.com/9aFFV4RkcX — Andrien Gbinigie (@EscoBlades) September 21, 2019 Free Britney: Britney Spears’ conservatorship explained, latimes.com Bird Populations Plummet in North America, wsj.com Sydney Is for the Birds. The Bigger and Bolder, the Better, nytimes.com What Would Happen If Canada Treated Climate Crisis Like War, vice.com ‘Okra […]

14 Sep, 2019

Weekend reading: September 14 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

The first inaugural (SOLD OUT) #PurpleTieGalaOttawa is TONIGHT! ? I’ll be tweeting from the event later, but if you didn’t nab tickets in time and would still like to support @HopeCornerstone you can make a donation online at https://t.co/Sb9KMeCgRp. (Please RT #Ottawa!) https://t.co/dHbtkKLx7k — andrea tomkins (@missfish) September 14, 2019 Drowning in plastic: Visualising the […]

30 Aug, 2019

Weekend reading: August 31 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I stopped by @Dovercourt411 on the way home from work and picked up radishes and kale from Larkspur Farm today. Dovercourt is a great place for a veggie stand! It’s there every Wednesday afternoon.(Here’s their IG ? : https://t.co/576EM5fRvb) #ottawa #eatlocal pic.twitter.com/4KQjsVsmqk — andrea tomkins (@missfish) August 28, 2019 We need to stop striving for […]

17 Aug, 2019

Weekend reading: August 17 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

You said “what punishment of gods are not gifts. Do you really believe that?” @andersoncooper, choking back tears, asks Stephen Colbert, as they discuss grief. “Yes,” replies the comedian. “It’s a gift to exist and with existence comes suffering. There’s no escaping that.” pic.twitter.com/p5rUUhZKxq — Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 16, 2019 I assure you, […]

10 Aug, 2019

Weekend roundup: August 10 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I am very pleased to report that the Margaret Trudeau Butterfly Garden at @TheRoyalMHC had dozens of visitors today. I couldn’t even count them all. ????? Backstory: https://t.co/aeDXBEHCVG #myOttawa #mentalhealth @MargaretTrudeau @JustinTrudeau pic.twitter.com/yqsPT9Lkgu — andrea tomkins (@missfish) August 9, 2019 Woke or Not, the Caftan is Sexy, nytimes.com Why Doesn’t America Know More About Gun […]


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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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