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15 Oct, 2008

A personal first

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I just finished vacuuming the inside of our dryer. Apparently I just washed and dried a lump of mica. As for the lint trap? it was glittery.   AS IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TO DO TODAY. Share the post “A personal first” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


30 Sep, 2008

Domestic help

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|Oh! Things!

Mark and I bought new sheets. I’ve been thinking about new sheets ever since our holiday to the Maritimes and our celebratory 10th anniversary stay at a luxe hotel in old Montreal. I have come to this conclusion: good sheets are a MUST HAVE. Not a maybe, or perhaps tomorrow, but if you’re going to spend ANY […]


27 Apr, 2007

The one chore I don’t mind doing

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

As soon as I finish here, brush my teeth, and change out of my pj’s I am going to crank the music and spend a solid 45 minutes on a whirlwind tidy up before I go back to work. I can’t think in this chaos anymore. I am setting the timer on myself to make […]


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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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