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I’m thrilled to be introducing a new patron to the Fishbowl family today: terra20! I’ve written about terra20 before, most recently as it pertained to a bar of my favourite soap. :) Some of you have probably already heard about terra20. They are Canada’s first eco-friendly department store and they carry a finely edited selection of […]

06 Jan, 2013

Fishbowl Reno post #53 – Sarah’s bedroom

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Home/reno

I’m slowly wrapping up the Fishbowl reno series with more detailed room-by-room posts. This one is about my youngest daughter’s bedroom, which contains a few interesting things. (At least I think so.)

19 Jul, 2012

Great summer reads for girls 10+

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

A list of great books for tween girls. Got any to add? Please share!

05 Jun, 2012

Welcoming a new patron: the Ottawa Marriott

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Fishbowl patrons|Ottawa

I am very pleased to welcome the Ottawa Marriott as the newest Fishbowl patron. Regular readers may remember the epic stay we had at the Marriott last summer. (Part one is here, part two is here.) It was such a fantastic staycation that I seriously considered booking a room for myself and calling it “Mum’s Writing […]

08 Mar, 2012

Top iPhone apps du jour

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!

The low-down on a few of my favourite family iPhone apps.


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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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