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22 May, 2015

My summer cycling resolution

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

For the past few years I’ve been trying to challenge myself on my birthday in some way: via terrifying roller coasters and arduous hikes. In my book, there is no better way to celebrate another year of living than by pushing one’s boundaries. This is why I decided that I wanted to bike to Carleton Place with […]

08 Jul, 2013

Sunday Bikedays

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Ottawa for kids|Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

It’s a great way to see some of the more scenic bits of Ottawa with your family. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you to.

A bit about a family bike ride down by the Ottawa River, including a few surprises along the way.

29 Jun, 2011

To ring, or not to ring

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Westboro|Yaktivism

Dammit Ottawa, RING YOUR BIKE BELLS.


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (16) and Sarah (14). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times, and a regular contributor to MediaSmarts.ca. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! 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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