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Observe how far she extends her tongue, and how the side angle maximizes contact with her desired goal a.k.a the peanut butter. Share the post “Piper has perfected her dish-lickin’ technique” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

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10 May, 2013

Tulips and Vine

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Multimedia experiments|Ottawa

How much of a story can you tell in six seconds? You might be surprised. I’m experimenting with Vine, a mobile app that enables users to create and post 6 second video clips and share them with a social network. Think of it as the video version of Instagram (which is what I used to […]

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27 Nov, 2011

Couch surfing

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: technical stuff

One of the things i haven’t done with my new Toshiba Tablet (which was gifted to me by Toshiba Canada) is tap out a blog post. So here I am, on the couch, with Piper on one side and a coffee on the other. Amazingly enough my spazzy fingers are behaving themselves and not creating […]

08 Nov, 2011

Piper and her roadkill toy

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff|Multimedia experiments

We call it the roadkill toy because it’s utterly flat and lifeless (although it has a squeaker in the butt as well as the head, which makes it “sound” like it’s begging for mercy). Piper likes killing it… over and over and over again. What can I say? She’s bred to be a ratter. (this […]

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14 Aug, 2011

A happy family vacation at Smugglers’ Notch, part one

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

The Fishbowl packs up and goes on a holiday to Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont. This is part one: a bit about where we stayed and what it was like. Including video of one white-knuckle drive over the mountain.


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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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