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21 Apr, 2018

Weekend reading: April 21 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I’ve have yet to finish watering my plants pic.twitter.com/UikjA9UPzH — Serene (@JabinSerene) April 19, 2018 A giant indoor farm in China is breeding 6 billion cockroaches a year. Here’s why, scmp.com Dr. Ashante Reese on the Loss of Grocery Stores and the Power of Choice, epicurious.com These Light Bulbs Are Sculptures You Screw Into Your […]

14 Apr, 2018

Weekend reading: April 14 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I really like the premise of Incredibles 2. MUM GETS A JOB! :D https://t.co/Fv6qCUfsXY — andrea tomkins (@missfish) April 13, 2018 How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection, mentalfloss.com ‘There is no such thing as past or future’: physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time, theguardian.com Can a regular running […]

07 Apr, 2018

Weekend reading: April 7 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

What can we do to address the extraordinary advantages and disadvantages that fortune plays in all our lives? Please watch my recent @TEDxKanata talk, ‘Running, luck and the ovarian lottery’ to find out: https://t.co/MjwCZ0IMK8 — Mark Sutcliffe (@_MarkSutcliffe) April 4, 2018 When You Can and Cannot Say ‘No’ When Someone Asks to Switch Seats With […]

31 Mar, 2018

Weekend reading: March 31 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

This thread is the best. #officepolitics ! https://t.co/BeWfgw3diA — andrea tomkins (@missfish) March 30, 2018 Millennials Are Driving The Worldwide Shift Away From Meat, forbes.com Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you, theguardian.com I Tried to Befriend Nikolas Cruz. He Still Killed My Friends, nytimes.com Why I’m suing […]

24 Mar, 2018

Weekend reading: March 24 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

For example, how do we get to ‘dagnabbit’ from goddammit? It’s an interesting process https://t.co/B2isXDfYtn — Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura) March 22, 2018 The time I took Stephen Hawking to a cowboy bar, washingtonpost.com Steven Page on feeling ‘peace and terror’ ahead of Barenaked Ladies reunion, cbc.ca {video} Sundance Film Review: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’, […]


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  • Liz Dick: Just came across this forum now. Funny after all these years I've never seen it. Rummoli has been a family favourite of ours for four generations.
  • Molly: A great read, Andrea! I have been to a few estate sales - they can be fascinating. I am far from a minimalist but I am always trimming the amount
  • Lynn: Perhaps this could inspire a series of posts about Special Things - the history and what makes them precious. Going to give this some thought! Thanks
  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive The stories of our stuff - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] we commissioned Dave Allston, a local historian, to compile for us awhile back. (I wrote about it here, if you’re curious.) I was fair
  • andrea tomkins: I try not to look! ;) New nightstands would help the problem, for sure. They're just not in the cards right now. Unfortunately, everything I really li
  • Marianne: The bed not being centred would definitely bother me. I'd solve it by opting for nightstands on legs, or installing floating shelves. But Id probabl
  • andrea tomkins: We actually won it in a blog giveaway a few years ago. It's made by Phillips. I really like it! It has a few different alarm sounds too, all are gentl

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