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13 Apr, 2022

Psst!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Hey you! Hi! How’s it going? It’s been awhile since I’ve updated here but I am keen to get back into the swing of things. Care to say hello? I’m afraid my comments don’t exactly work (and I don’t know how to fix them!) but if you feel like it and have a moment to spare, […]

16 Jan, 2022

Surface tension

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

On one hand, I can’t believe it’s already January 16. On the other hand, I am STILL writing 2021 when I have to jot down the date somewhere. I looked at the last time I posted here and it was NOVEMBER. How is that even possible? Perhaps it’s because I haven’t felt like I have […]

22 Nov, 2021

Four tiny words

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|Multimedia experiments

You can read this post or click here to listen to it on SoundCloud. I was at the grocery store. I was feeling on edge, in a mood at it were. I had a list of to-dos and frankly I really didn’t want to be there on a Saturday morning. I was in the produce […]

14 Nov, 2021

hello holidays

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I’m trying something new. Here’s an audio version of this blog post. miss-fish · Christmas At Starbucks I am a big fan of treating myself to something delicious when I’m feeling rough around the edges and it was one of those days. So picture this: I was standing in line at Starbucks. Mark was waiting in […]

26 Oct, 2021

catchuppy

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

So, yikes. It’s been awhile since I’ve updated here. My explanation for this is rather fuzzy and lame. I’m writing more than ever in my day job which leaves me without too many extra words to share. Plus, there are Life Things and sometimes Life Things also take up a lot of mental energy, if […]


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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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