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07 Dec, 2019

Weekend reading: December 7 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Thanks very much to all of the volunteers who came out bright and early on this sunny Saturday to help unload 1000+ (!) trees from and set everything up. For sale hours and prices go to https://t.co/ggM6p7uE5w. #ottawa #ottcity pic.twitter.com/L5WW3bueWs — The Royal Mental Health Centre (@TheRoyalMHC) November 30, 2019 What Kind of Christmas Tree […]

17 Nov, 2019

Weekend reading: November 17 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Just back from seeing Parasite at @mayfairtheatre ! What a great film ???? >>Official Trailer (2019) Bong Joon Ho Film https://t.co/IisB6FT7Ms via @YouTube — andrea tomkins (@missfish) November 17, 2019 Recipes are now in the cloud, not on cards. What have we lost?, bostonglobe.com Here’s how much it costs to make a sourdough loaf at […]

09 Nov, 2019

Weekend reading: November 9 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Made this for dinner. It’s a keeper! >> Vietnamese Caramelised Pork Bowls | RecipeTin Eats https://t.co/Wd1iL2yUK1 — andrea tomkins (@missfish) November 4, 2019 If Keanu Reeves’s Date Can Embrace Looking Her Age, I Can Too, nytimes.com I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike, nytimes.com Can’t hear your dinner date? How noisy […]

03 Nov, 2019

Weekend reading: November 3 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I hope no one was inside when the wind blew it over! ? #ottawa #ottweather pic.twitter.com/M2K2DEbFBz — andrea tomkins (@missfish) November 1, 2019 A Season of Excess, becomingminimalist.com Listening to her heart: Superstar soprano’s terrifying journey, heartandstroke.ca The cautionary political tale of Iceland’s last McDonald’s burger that simply won’t rot, even after 10 years, washingtonpost.com […]

27 Oct, 2019

Weekend reading: October 27 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

It is great to see that, at long last, introverted members of a company’s team are being recognized as having potential. Just wish it was more the norm. #employeeengagment https://t.co/epILLdbPYO — Wayne Hendry (@ideakid88) October 27, 2019 How Drinking Less Solved a Lot of Problems, nytimes.com After 15 Years, Dream Mall Finally Becomes a Reality, […]


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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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