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Can modern art heal? This children’s hospital is betting on it https://t.co/m3fq6s2pFM — Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) April 19, 2020 At the Sourdough Library, With Some Very Old Mothers, nytimes.com Samsung Redesigned Its TV Boxes to be Easily Converted Into Cat Houses and Entertainment Centers, gizmodo.com How Reddit’s “Am I the Asshole?” became the definitive document of […]

Some sports are slower. More about the strategy. pic.twitter.com/JMBaGJ1tSd — Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) April 9, 2020 The mighty feat of the tiny Prairie crocus, theglobeandmail.com The Weirdly Enduring Appeal of Weird Al Yankovic, nytimes.com “Crazy Cat People,” Explained, thenib.com The CBC Books spring reading list: 40 great books to read this season, cbc.ca On the […]

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 […]


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  • Ted Benkhe: Jim Burns made a great point re visitation. I,m sure that the peace park will present very well after the volunteers who maintain it have worked th
  • andrea tomkins: I'm glad you find it restful Bonnie! I didn't on that day. :)
  • Bonnie Upton: I have a true love of this place. I drive to and from Ottawa from the NewmArket area to visit my sister snd now my son who attended uOttawa and has c
  • Amy: That sounds fantastic! As with most travelling, parts are much more comfortable when you're telling them afterwards, but they make a good story.
  • andrea tomkins: If I had to pick, Grundy wins! :)
  • Shawn: What did u like more, Restoule or Grundy? Thank you Shawn
  • andrea tomkins: Yes! I've seen the boiling water method! I never really bothered with it because I am a lazy baker. :) It is worth finding a recipe that uses less ye

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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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