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I spent a very sweaty morning hauling some last things over to the apartment. The list included a wedding dress, a toolbox, toilet brush & holder, and cleaning supplies. You don’t get much more random and disorganized than that, do you? Some day I might even laugh about it. While I was there I thought it […]

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This is what my backyard sounds like right now

19 Mar, 2012

The sound of Emerald Meadows

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Multimedia experiments|Ottawa

The sound of Emerald Meadows in Kanata.

The sound of Maplelawn, a historic property here in Westboro.

CBC radio aired a sweet little piece about one of my family’s favourite activities here in Ottawa. Can you guess what it is? (You can listen to the segment here until it disappears in their archives.)


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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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