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Our daily camping routine always goes something like this: Wake up Breakfast/get ready for the day Go for a hike Eat lunch Swim/beach time Dinner Sit around the fire Get ready for bed Sleep I like it this way. And even though I’d secretly prefer to drink coffee on the beach all morning, I especially […]

29 Jul, 2013

A quick note and a pickup truck

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

This is one of my all-time favourite camping photos. It cracks me up every time: CHIPMUNK PHOTOBOMB! Haha! This morning Mark will be packing up the pickup (YES, there is a TRUCK. Read on for the backstory!) while I’m scrambling around like a madwoman trying to strike things off our very very long list. We […]

08 Jul, 2013

Sunday Bikedays

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Ottawa for kids|Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

It’s a great way to see some of the more scenic bits of Ottawa with your family. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you to.

We went to the Canada Agriculture Museum, and here are a few things we spotted during our visit!

21 May, 2013

When snails infiltrate your garden

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy

… it goes without saying that you should host a snail race. There’s nothing to it, really, and it offers a bit of diversion when you’re trying to get some yard work done. 1) Collect the participants. Use a bucket if you’re squeamish. 2) Use chalk to draw your “track.” It need not be complicated. Or […]


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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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