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16 Mar, 2019

Weekend reading: March 16 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I totally needed this today. (TW: for mild prancing. May be fatal for viewers.) https://t.co/156QlVIsOb — andrea tomkins (@missfish) March 15, 2019 Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Westboro Village, westborovillage.com Doug Ford’s government is a government of grifters: Robyn Urback, cbc.ca Opposition is a caricature, and Scheer is a humid performer, cbc.ca Our fast fashion […]

09 Mar, 2019

Weekend reading: March 9 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Current status: picking up a new tee at the @TwissAndWeber #InternationalWomensDay fundraiser auction and art show. @DFSOttawa #IWD2019 pic.twitter.com/mHjuFv5oCV — andrea tomkins (@missfish) March 8, 2019 Family-friendly things to do in Westboro Village over March Break, westborovillage.com Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost died from tetanus and racked up US$1 million hospital stay, ottawacitizen.com The People Who […]

02 Mar, 2019

Weekend reading: March 2 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Finally watched this documentary on Netflix. I cannot for the life of me understand why it wasn’t up for an Oscar. >> WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? – Official Trailer [HD] … https://t.co/EXT6snzVuB via @YouTube — andrea tomkins (@missfish) February 27, 2019 The Amazon Race: A news game about what it’s like to work at […]

24 Feb, 2019

Weekend reading: February 23 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Here’s how teens edit their selfies for social media likes, fastcompany.com Financial Windfalls: 15 Stories of the Money That Changed Everything, topic.com How do you get anti-vaxxers to vaccinate their kids? Talk to them — for hours, washingtonpost.com Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way, nytimes.com The new household […]

16 Feb, 2019

Weekend reading: February 16 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

A librarian returned an overdue book after 73 years. Now she’s famous https://t.co/uKfd2c4Z0G pic.twitter.com/1zNScvXa5N — Ottawa Citizen (@OttawaCitizen) February 16, 2019 Scientists Are Totally Rethinking Animal Cognition, theatlantic.com The Art of the Unnatural, adobe.com Why America’s New Apartment Buildings All Look the Same, bloomberg.com Groundbreaking New Study On Ultra-Processed Foods Provides Possible Causal Smoking Gun […]


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). 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. 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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