Goodbye old friend

Today is a sad day in the Plutonium Sox household, as we had to say goodbye to Soxa this morning. She has always been there through thick and thin, as dogs tend to be. She was such an individual and such a character that words can’t express how much she will be missed. Here’s to you Soxa. Thanks for being the best dog a family could ever hope for, we miss you. The waggiest tail in Worcester                 One last walk on the beach yesterday. Thanks Soxa for being the best dog ever.…

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Our Thursday Photo #25

Half term, even with two pre-schoolers is somewhat hectic at the best of times. During term time, we have a nice, easy little routine that involves a different club or activity each morning and a  nap in the afternoon. When it’s half term, this is all thrown a little out of kilter when the activities stop, and this week has been even more difficult because Libby had a tummy bug on Monday afternoon, forcing a day at home on Tuesday. We are rubbish at days at home and it involved far too much screen time watching nursery rhymes and Christmas…

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Our Thursday Photo #24

This week has been somewhat busy, but in a good way. We looked at a house on Saturday and loved it, so we decided it was time to put ours on the market. On Saturday, we spent the day in London, visiting the poppies at the Tower of London. It was a lovely day, but exhausting for us all and we got back home very late.  On Monday morning, I put in an offer on the house and it was accepted on the condition that it would remain on the market until we sold ours. So then it was all…

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Letters from Santa

This year is quite a special Christmas for us, because it’s Lia’s first Christmas, and it’s the first time that Libby has been really interested in Christmas, Santa and what’s going to happen. Libby, in her usual manner, is blissfully unaware that it’s only October. She has dug out her Christmas books and we are reading them on repeat. So when I was given the opportunity to review some letters from Santa, I reluctantly agreed. The Lapland Mailroom website gives you the opportunity to choose between different letters so that siblings don’t receive the same letter, and there is even…

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More healthy meals

I’m very aware of how lucky I am that Libby loves healthy food. I see other parents struggling to get their children to eat anything, while Libby sits there happily munching on salad or fruit. I don’t think this is anything we’ve done right or they’ve done wrong, her tastes have just developed to enjoy healthy food. One of the only things that Libby wasn’t keen on when she was younger was eggs. We persevered with them though, because as a vegetarian, eggs are such a key part of my diet, especially for protein. Luckily, they are now one of…

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Salad for lunch

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about healthy eating and exercise. One of the main reasons for this is because I’m finding it so difficult to fit in exercise at the moment and cooking healthy meals has to be a quick process because I’m so short of time. In the winter, I usually gravitate towards soups at lunchtime, but perhaps it’s because our summer lasted so long, but this year I’m still totally hooked on salad. One of my favourite books of all time was Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It’s a few years since I’ve read it, but…

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Our Thursday Photo #23

Every week since Lia was born, I have been posting a photo of my two girls together. The more I think about it, the more delighted I am about the photographic record of them growing up together. I also keep wondering when it will be that the girls go off each other! Yesterday, I ordered a personalised letter from Santa for both girls. One of the options for the letter was to add in a little note to say well done to the child for something in particular, or to give them a special message. I sat and thought about…

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