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This is a continuation of yesterday’s post about a photo hunt our kids did over the weekend. It was such a neat little activity! It kept them busy and engaged for awhile, and the results are kinda sweet. The photos below were taken by my youngest. I just love them. Planning a photo hunt in […]

You know how much I love art. And photography. And I like thought-provoking photography twice as much. I had an opportunity to check out Edward Burtynsky: Oil, a new exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature (a Fishbowl patron) recently and I’m now here to recommend it to you. You must go see this. And […]

We are gadget geeks (not to mention huge photography buffs!) here at Casa Fishbowl, so when I had the opportunity to try a brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy Camera I had to reply with a resounding YES.** ** Transparency alert! I was given this camera and loaned a SIM card (which I will be returning) […]

I’m not sure if many people know this about me, but I’m a huge paper/design/typography nerd. I don’t know how quite to define this area that makes my heart beat a little faster but perhaps I can describe it this way:

I love typography.
I am a paper snob.
I love great design.
I love photography.
I love composition. And white space. And lines.


17 Jul, 2012

A wedding to remember

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Photography

Weddings are happy things, aren’t they? A longtime friend of ours got married on Saturday, in a shady park in Oxford Mills near Kemptville. I took a few pics to commemorate the day. How could I not? … and then I handed the camera over to the kids, who gave our day a whole new perspective. […]


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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 (18) and Sarah (16). 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... 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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