We Made An Awesome Easter Egg!

So, in the run up to Easter we have had the chance to take part in a great competition run by HRS, they even sent a fabulous chocolate kit to make our creation truly amazing! I don’t think the girls were expecting anything as thick with quite so many sweets, so they were more than pleasantly surprised by what arrived!





So firstly we did some brain storming, followed by some rather sneaky eating of the materials. Not in the original plan I can assure you. My sister and Pops decided on a path with some lovely pinks chicks in bonnets, these pink chicks would be taking a walk down the smartie path and everyone around them is obviously watching. She had so much fun stick everything down and using chocolate as glue. Far better than a glue stick. Pops even tried her hand at making a marshmallow tree and a pond using the jazzies. All look very beautiful and very yummy.



I think you will agree, the final outcome is amazing!

We had a fabulous time making our own chocolate egg, hope everyone has a fantastic Easter.

Lego Fire Inferno!

So this is our entry into the Lego competition from Carcraft. We had a set of Lego to create the ultimate action scene, so thats just what we did, i’ll let the pictures tell the story…

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Well I think you will agree, that was quite the evening for the lovely lady Lego. Thank goodness the firemen were on hand to help out. The Lego city fire engine set we had to put this together was fab, looked so real and even Pops enjoyed nagging Daddy all the way through building it.

This is a competition entry.

Its GooseBumps Time!



I can still hear the theme tune now. In-fact…

Yeh, you know the one. Oh the memories that come back every time I hear that little tune.  Of course it started with the books, the extremely terrifying books.

My personal fav
My personal fav

The lovely people at Oxford Open Learning have complied a list of some of the great ‘fads’ from back in the day. You should check it out, there are hours of memories right there! 

Goosebumps was such a must read back in the day, which in true style, soon become a must see programme. One that was one after school. I have so many memories of myself sat watching the books come to life and those programmes were truly terrifying, so Im not surprised we don’t see them on our screens these days.

I don’t think Pops would ever sleep again after watching a goosebumps episode.

I guess we were far more open to swamp men and giant people eating blobs back in the day?

Anyway the Goosebumps books were written by the infamous RL Stine, some books were based on movies and others straight from the imagination of this amazing man. Books are still being sold today and when Pops is a little older, I think we may introduce her to some of his best work…

I think the Goosebumps books and TV series are one of the biggest crazes to stick in my mind from my childhood, not sure whether thats a good or a bad thing, but still, they are legendary in this house. And, its been rumoured even the Husband was scared by these bad boys back in the day, and that is no mean feat I can tell you.

So head over and take a look the amazing crazes from the last 50 years, they will spark some memories I can tell you. Now, where did I put my pogs?!