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I will never know peace like this on this earth. pic.twitter.com/vHuY9u7O6n — cummunist (@comradesanchez) July 3, 2020 How To De-Escalate A Mental Health Emergency Without Calling The Police, huffingtonpost.ca How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing, propublica.org ‘I Am Here to Prove You Wrong,’ nytimes.com The top five blunders white people make when […]

This thread ??? https://t.co/hvLcIXZmue — andrea tomkins (@missfish) June 24, 2020 The Secret to Perfect Pizza at Home? Cast Iron, nytimes.com Ben Mulroney knows all about power and privilege in Canada, theglobeandmail.com The Encounter That Revealed a Different Side of Emily Dickinson, theatlantic.com Sarah Cooper Doesn’t Mimic Trump. She Exposes Him. nytimes.com Why I’m shopping […]

Why you should go animal-free: 18 arguments in favour of meat-eating debunked https://t.co/r3rjoilVmY — The Guardian (@guardian) June 19, 2020 The Rape Kit’s Secret History, nytimes.com Alaska Airlifts ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Out of the Wild, outsideonline.com ‘My chickens are always pleased to see me!’ Life with the hen rescuers, theguardian.com BodyBreak’s Hal Johnson says […]

Any excuse to revisit how Paraguayans dealt with a statue of reviled dictator Alfredo Stroessner, whose 35 year reign between 1954 and 1989 was described as a ‘poor man’s Nazi regime’. pic.twitter.com/ABVoKKmjal — Catherine Slessor (@cath_slessor) June 7, 2020 The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of Snake Handler Grace Olive Wiley, mentalfloss.com ‘She still lives!’ […]

I hope my kids hop on the latest tik tok trend! Should I send this to them? ? https://t.co/WLIAxWGoXC — andrea tomkins (@missfish) May 26, 2020 Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder (video), youtube.com How Line-Dried Laundry Gets That Fresh Smell, nytimes.com Bigfoot Poses in Hilarious Real Estate Photos for $1M House, petapixel.com Behold […]


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  • a peek inside the fishbowl » Blog Archive Look who I found! - a peek inside the fishbowl: […] He (or she) was just hanging out on a hosta. He’s the only one I’ve seen from our brood. […]
  • andrea tomkins: Me too! I am REALLY looking forward to it. We didn't get to go last year so I'm really counting on it this summer!
  • Ginger: I hope COVID-19 doesn't take away your camping trip!
  • andrea tomkins: It's going to be tough. The problem is that everyone seems to have a different tolerance. Some people think it's no big deal, while others haven't lef
  • Ginger: I'm that person too. I liked my personal space before this, but now...I would prefer even more than 6 feet please!
  • andrea tomkins: We have a natural gas BBQ but we bought this portable one a few years back fo camping and/or picnics. I loooove the smell of burning charcoal! And yes
  • Corvid: You have a charcoal grill *and* a gas bbq? Or just charcoal? I have both. Charcoal flavour is unique/delish. What restaurant is that?

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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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