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The ?@NatGalleryCan? is open Thursday-Sunday. Let art shine in your life. Nous sommes ici pour vous. pic.twitter.com/ol5MypGzXP — Rosemary Thompson (@RosiePThompson) August 28, 2020 Fact Checking Is the Core of Nonfiction Writing. Why Do So Many Publishers Refuse to Do It? esquire.com To Build Emotional Strength, Expand Your Brain, nytimes.com Royal Australian Mint releases ‘donation […]

I needed to grow up before I could finish my degree https://t.co/MR8KFC8nFE — The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) August 28, 2020 What to Plant in a Hot, Dry Year? Succulents, of Course. nytimes.com The demise of the second-hand bookshop, thecritic.co.uk Eternity Martis’s memoir They Said This Would be Fun is a survival guide for token […]

Nothing can prepare you for the journey you’re about to take through this video.pic.twitter.com/Ljo5YIqtFf — Leon Langford (@MasonLLL) August 11, 2020 Green Eggs and Ham is 60 years old. It started as a $50 bet between Dr. Seuss and his publisher, cbc.ca A Database of 5,000 Historical Cookbooks Is Now Online, and You Can Help […]

This recipe is a keeper by the way. No ice cream maker needed! Maybe a fun weekend project? >> Banana Cream Pie No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe – NYT Cooking https://t.co/lsLhAweLtf — andrea tomkins (@missfish) August 8, 2020 A Picture of Change for a World in Constant Motion, nytimes.com My Lifelong Addiction to Road Trips, outsideonline.com […]

Possibly the best thing I’ve ever seen. Can’t. Stop. Laughing… pic.twitter.com/4q52xC0FG2 — Rex Chapman?? (@RexChapman) July 29, 2020 ‘Everybody was crying’: After 24 years Canada’s first all-female boxing club has closed, thestar.com How one hour of slow breathing changed my life, theguardian.com Kanye West Is Publicly Struggling. We Need To Give Him Grace, buzzfeednews.com 4 […]


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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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