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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 […]

A lesson for septic tank owners everywhere. The Honey Wagon brings trouble! ??? https://t.co/Gz1QsXHSAy — andrea tomkins (@missfish) May 22, 2020 BBC’s Andrew Cotter commentates penguin parade on Australia’s Phillip Island , theguardian.com Why ‘No Mow May’ could be a boon for Toronto’s bumble bee populations, cbc.ca For the love of Bees, terra20.com The End of […]

This will be the best story you read today: https://t.co/ckck1tpRxs — andrea tomkins (@missfish) May 9, 2020 How we got to Sesame Street, newyorker.com How Analog Clocks Can Give Us More by Giving Us Less, nytimes.com ‘Anyone popular at school has muscles’: the rise of the ripped teen, theguardian.com I’m a successful CEO and mother […]


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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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