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20 Dec, 2008

What is your least favourite food?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc

These past few days I’ve been baking, making, and nibbling. This got me thinking about the foods I cook and serve my family and how much of my menu is based on the foods that I like. (I guess they’d call that chef’s prerogative?) There are certain kinds of things I’d never make, simply because I hate […]


25 Nov, 2008

Thanks, eh?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc

… to whoever nominated me in the “Best Family Blog” category over at the Canadian Blog Awards. I may not be the type to ask for votes or display the bling, but I do appreciate it. ;) p.s. David Reevely at the Citizen gave me and a few other grrrrreat Ottawa-based bloggers a shout out […]

19 Sep, 2008

My favourite N-things … a self-imposed meme

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc

I saw this over at TurtleHead’s and decided that it would be a fun challenge. Comment on this post and I’ll give you a letter. List ten things you LOVE which begin with that letter, then post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own. Ha. Guess what? TurtleHead gave me […]

03 Sep, 2008

Six things meme

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc

I recommend you skip this post. It’s not that interesting. Feel free just to close this window and continue on to the next blog in your reader. G’wan. Git. . .. … For the rest of you who decided to stick around – don’t say I didn’t warn you. Bob from Flacklife tagged me with the “six-things” […]

20 Jun, 2008


Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Memes/blog awards etc

It’s special lunch day today! Yay! Full report to come… This meme is via Porter. – Maybe I should… think more seriously about what I want to do when I grow up. I love the smell of… campfires People would say that I…. am a creative person. I don’t understand why…people litter. The rest of […]


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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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