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Our Thursday Photo #38

Libby has been busy making herself the centre of attention this week. At a time when I hear on the news that children are no longer learning to speak properly because of their reliance on iPads and computers, Libby is proving them all wrong.  This evening, I put Lia to bed and went to see Libby. She comes and sits with me for a few minutes after Lia has fallen asleep. When I went in today, the conversation went something like this:  Libby: Is Lia asleep?  Me: Yeah, she is.  Libby: She’s very good now isn’t she? She’s sleeping well…

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National Trust Croome

I’ve always thought that days out as a family were a really important part of growing up, but with two children, it becomes really expensive for us all to go out. We’ve had our National Trust membership for a couple of years now, and it’s a really economical way to have regular days out without paying a fortune. We have visited numerous National Trust sites across the country, but one of our favourites is our local one at Croome in Worcestershire, so that’s where we headed to today. We met up with a couple of our friends and spent the morning walking…

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Our Thursday Photo #37

This week, we have been getting used to the new dynamic of having two mobile children in the house. It’s just over a week since Lia started crawling now, and it really does make a big difference.  I have to be much more careful when I nip out of the room. Lia doesn’t seem to be particularly destructive, but she has a strange habit of wanting to be in things.  So far this week, I’ve found her under two tables, a piano, three chairs, a talking dog and her sister. This afternoon I found her sat on the shelf with…

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Our Thursday Photo #36

Well, as usual it has been a busy week in the Plutonium Sox household. Last Friday marked the end of our fabulous holiday, so we pretended we were still on holiday over the weekend and continued in the vein of swimming every day and eating rubbish.  So, on Monday it was time to get back to reality. Hubby went back to work and I started on a bit of a health kick. Mercifully, I know my limits so I’m only being healthy on weekdays and we’re back to drinking and eating rubbish at weekends. Roll on tomorrow.  Yesterday, we had…

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Bother that cat

  If you have ever read the Mog the cat books by Judith Kerr, you probably recognise the phrase “Bother that cat”.  When Libby was quite little, my sister bought Mog the Forgetful Cat for her because she loved cats and at the time we didn’t have one. I always had a yearning to have another cat after our beautiful Simba passed away, well wouldn’t you miss a cat as beautiful as this?  Simba and her equally beautiful sister Tigger were both from the Cats Protection League and when hubby finally allowed me to get another cat, I of course went back to the charity…

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