Before launching into the purpose of this post I feel it right to tell you that I very nearly made a disastrous start to it. I spent about 5 minutes pondering the title and then entered the words “Bum health through the generations.” Thanks for reading. Anyway, take two…  When I was a child, my mum always drummed into me the importance of looking after both my teeth and my gums. The reason for this was because of the terrible problems she has suffered throughout her life, caused by gum disease. Luckily for me, her experience has meant that I have…

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My blog is named Plutonium Sox after my two dogs, Pluto and Soxa. Whilst both dogs have their own personalities, Soxa is what can only be described as “a character”.    Soxa is a bit of a hypochondriac and the vets all know her by name. Possibly because they remember the time when the usual dog head collars wouldn’t stop her from pulling out the stitches in her tail and they had to put a bucket on her head…      A bucket isn’t the only ridiculous thing Soxa has been subjected to wearing. After falling out of our kayak…

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Last month, I put a link-up post on my blog for newbies like me to find new blogs to read and hopefully make some friends and pick up new followers along the way. The link-up was really successful but I realised I’d made a bit of a mistake with it. You see, it wasn’t just new bloggers who wanted to join in. A few more experienced bloggers contacted me to say that they’d love to link up. So this time, there are no rules. Just sit back, relax and link up your blog! It’s up to you whether you link…

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It’s not often I write a post about Libby and her recent developments but this weekend she’s had a bit of an achievement that came at just the right time!  Last week, I was lucky enough to interview double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington. We chatted about how important swimming is for children and what a sense of achievement it is for them when they manage to swim alone. Well needless to say at just under 16 months old, Libby isn’t swimming on her own yet, but I think Rebecca’s influence must have rubbed off on Libby because her swimming came…

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Yesterday, I received an amazing email asking if I would like to interview Rebecca Adlington for my blog. Yes, THE Rebecca Adlington! I nearly fell off my chair! Miraculously, it wasn’t a wind up and this lunch time we had a chat and I was lucky enough to be able to ask her a few questions. Here are the results!  Q1. Recent research has shown that swimming has a great effect on children’s confidence. What is it about swimming above other sports that gives children such a confidence boost? You start swimming at a young age and initially you’re supported…

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For the last couple of years, we’ve been in the unenviable position of paying two mortgages because we still had my husband’s flat and had no tenants in it. We’ve recently sold the flat subject to contract and hopefully in the not too distant future, we will finally be able to put a bit of money into doing up the house.  I love where we live, it’s a great location with lovely neighbours but I’ve always wanted to do something a bit more exciting with my garden. There is a big area out the back that I would love to…

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