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22 Apr, 2021

It wasn’t a typical dog walk

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Mark, the eldest daughter, and I were walking Piper the other night when a woman approached us. I thought she was going to comment about the weather (a common topic as people pass each other on the street around here!) but the conversation went sideways right from the get-go. And it wasn’t about the wind chill. “So […]

15 Apr, 2021

I got jabbed! #TeamPfizer

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

On the same day our youngest turned 20, I got my first Covid vaccine. For the record, my next one is scheduled four months from now. I wasn’t going to write about getting my shot because I wanted to avoid any backlash. Let me just say that I agree there is a long list of people who […]

07 Apr, 2021

Long weekend views

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I really needed this past long weekend and I really needed this glorious weather. We went for quite a few long walks around our neighbourhood. After all, what else is there to do? Most of the time we just walked the streets around here but now and then we decided to shake things up with a walk […]

26 Mar, 2021

updatish

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

What’s new? Well, never in my life have I gone on so many walks. We are walking here, there, everywhere. We walk the dog. We walk at lunch. I walk in the morning. We walk on the weekends. We walk to the store. That sounds like a lot of walking, and it is, but I […]

28 Feb, 2021

this is what our pandemic weekend looks like more or less

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

This is my view for many minutes at a time on weekends, but only when I don’t feel like I have (metaphorical) ants in my pants (which is frequently). The dog got a bath. (Last weekend I sewed her some bandanas, if you can believe it.) I read my library book. I have been reading […]


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  • andrea tomkins: It was gorgeous and we had amazing weather. It went by too quickly... as it always does. :)
  • Peter G.: You know you are in a good place when even the dog is smiling. Looks like it was a lovely and likely deserved getaway.
  • Nora B.: So nice to see photos of J&D's beautiful cottage. A wonderful place to get away for a little while from our crazy world!
  • Luis: Never buy a Maytag appliance I have had mine for two years now and the washer and dry suck. Washer leaves soap on clothing and dry doesn’t dry.
  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive Wedding anniversaries and pandemics - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] This is what we did for our anniversary last year, by the […]
  • andrea tomkins: Thank you Sally! It was so peaceful... very restorative. I look forward to our camping trips every year!

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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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