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03 Jan, 2009

Now even tweeter than before

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: technical stuff

I’ve done it! I finally got myself a Twitter account! I hope to keep it updated with the best family-related activites for kids in Ottawa and various other bits and bobs which strike my fancy. :) p.s. Recent updates (otherwise known as tweets) will automatically appear in the sidebar. So you can follow along that way too. […]

Once upon a time I said that I’d never run ads on the blog. I didn’t want to insult your intelligence, subject you to blinky annoying things, sell my soul to an affiliate that forced me to advertise for WalMart and McDonalds, encourage you to buy something you didn’t need, or clutter up my look. (LOTS of reasons, […]

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18 Jan, 2008

Blog awards yadda yadda

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: technical stuff

So apparently I’ve been nominated for some Canadian Blog Awards. Funny, how no one bothers to tell you these things. :) As far as I can tell, I’m up for Best Blogosphere Citizen and Best Family Blog. Thank you to whoever nominated me! As for the rest of you, if you are so inclined you […]

22 Aug, 2006

Atn: Feed folks

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: technical stuff

Edited to add: Although this worked for me earlier there are reports of it not working for others. Gah! I hope someday, to get this freakin’ thing working the way I want it. Those who surf here the old fashioned way should skip this post because it doesn’t concern you. :) Those who read the site […]


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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 offspring: Emma (24) and Sarah (22). 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, travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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