Countdown to Christmas with these fun Advent Calendars for Kids

Advent Calendar

Advent calendars have changed in recent years, with chocolate calendars being sidelined in favour of something more exciting. My kids have already been perusing the Smyths catalogue and looking online to find their ideal calendar and I have popped some of their wish list ideas below. For Stationery Fans Smiggle Advent Calendar The Smiggle Advent Calendar for 2019 has 25 days of limited edition Smiggle stationery surprises including 8 items exclusive to the calendar. The calendar includes: 1 x Silicon… Continue Reading “Countdown to Christmas with these fun Advent Calendars for Kids”

Transforming our old train table into a LEGO table

LEGO Table Kids

We have had a train table in our front room for around 5 years now and it has been well loved and used. Sebastian is starting to outgrow his wooden train sets now and prefers building LEGO creations at the table. The table itself was in good condition, but the hard board base was looking tired and worn and we were keen to update it into something more useful and the idea of a dedicated LEGO table was born. We… Continue Reading “Transforming our old train table into a LEGO table”

LEGO Compatible Sticky Brick Tape Review

Sticky Brick Tape

Are your kids LEGO mad? A love of LEGO has been passed down through all of my children and I have fond memories of Callan hanging all his Star Wars LEGO creations from the bedroom ceiling, whereas Kian and Isaac have shelving to display theirs. Isaac is my latest child to go LEGO crazy and has his Dr Who and Ghostbusters sets on display on his bedroom on box shelves which look really effective. I was sent some Sticky Brick… Continue Reading “LEGO Compatible Sticky Brick Tape Review”

The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo

Lego Brick Safari

This week Marwell became the first zoo in the UK to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick animals and we were lucky enough to be some of the first to find them. Over 2 million LEGO® bricks were used to make 81 stunning sculptures representing 27 different species, created by LEGO building company Bright Bricks. Among them is a 1.5 tonne elephant, a life size Bengal tiger and a family of lions. Other sculptures have been inspired by Marwell’s diverse… Continue Reading “The Great Brick Safari at Marwell Zoo”



On our recent visit to Legoland, Isaac got really excited that they are opening a new NINJAGO® area in May, meaning we need to return for another visit next month. In the meantime, he has been happily building some NINJAGO® LEGO® sets that we were sent to review. I have noticed that Isaac has really matured in his LEGO® set building recently and will sit and build them without any help or assistance from his big brothers or Daddy. This… Continue Reading “New LEGO® NINJAGO® sets”