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Possibly the best thing I’ve ever seen. Can’t. Stop. Laughing… pic.twitter.com/4q52xC0FG2 — Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) July 29, 2020 ‘Everybody was crying’: After 24 years Canada’s first all-female boxing club has closed, thestar.com How one hour of slow breathing changed my life, theguardian.com Kanye West Is Publicly Struggling. We Need To Give Him Grace, buzzfeednews.com 4 […]

British birds’ long-distance feats and longevity are revealed https://t.co/Z3beBXFU40 — The Guardian (@guardian) July 25, 2020 A deer turned my harp session turned into a Disney movie, youtube.com Snoozers are losers: Everything you need to know about the button we love to hate, mashable.com Elderly laundromat owners go viral modeling customers’ forgotten clothes, cnn.com window-swap.com […]

How a consistently inconsistent morning routine changed my life https://t.co/74gT0ptbqS — Fast Company (@FastCompany) July 12, 2020 Last Testament of Maurice the Rooster, nytimes.com “The real diversity in our city is not reflected in our media” — A letter to the editor, ottawamagazine.com D-R-A-M-A: Big Scrabble’s decision to eliminate offensive words has infuriated players like […]

I will never know peace like this on this earth. pic.twitter.com/vHuY9u7O6n — cummunist (@comradesanchez) July 3, 2020 How To De-Escalate A Mental Health Emergency Without Calling The Police, huffingtonpost.ca How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing, propublica.org ‘I Am Here to Prove You Wrong,’ nytimes.com The top five blunders white people make when […]

This thread ??? https://t.co/hvLcIXZmue — andrea tomkins (@missfish) June 24, 2020 The Secret to Perfect Pizza at Home? Cast Iron, nytimes.com Ben Mulroney knows all about power and privilege in Canada, theglobeandmail.com The Encounter That Revealed a Different Side of Emily Dickinson, theatlantic.com Sarah Cooper Doesn’t Mimic Trump. She Exposes Him. nytimes.com Why I’m shopping […]


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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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