Win a Lego Duplo Creative Cakes set

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working with Lego Duplo on their latest campaign called How Do You Play, which runs for the next couple of weeks on Lego Duplo’s Facebook page.


It’s really easy and fun to enter. Simply let your children get creative with their Lego Duplo, capture their play in a short film and upload it through the How Do You Play app on the Lego Duplo Facebook page.

Each week people can vote for their favourite videos and weekly prizes are awarded to the top three video participants and three voters who are chosen at random. The final winner wins an amazing family trip to Legoland Billund!

Creative Cakes

To encourage my lovely readers to get involved I have been given a fun set of Lego Duplo to giveaway to one lucky reader.

Bake up some Lego Duplo building fun with the Creative Cakes building set’s pretty pastel pieces, perfect for tea parties! My 2 year old received this set for Christmas and it’s one of her favourite sets, she loves to make different cakes, sing happy birthday and pretend to blow the candles out! It’s perfect for little ones aged between 2-5 and contains 55 pieces which are perfect for hours of creative fun.

For your chance to win a Lego Duplo Creative Cakes set just complete the Rafflecopter form below. You must answer the question and leave a blog comment to enter, there are a couple of bonus entries too. And don’t forget to enter the competition on the How Do You Play app on the Lego Duplo Facebook page for more fun prizes!

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A dragon for St George

We’re now back home after a lovely long weekend away spent with my mum. We’re all ready to face a new term the only downside is that I’ve come down with tonsillitis yet again, with conjunctivitis thrown in for good measure.

As soon as we arrived home I realised our Easter decorations had been up for far too long so I was more than happy to take them down. The house is already looking a lot less cluttered. Did you know it’s St George’s Day tomorrow? It’s not an official national holiday just yet but, according to Wikipedia, St. George’s day may be celebrated with anything English from morris dancing to a Punch and Judy show!

My children love to hear all about Saint George and the dragon, it’s a great story, and we thought we would make our own dragon.


What you will need:
wooden spoons
green paint
googly eyes
craft foam or felt
sticky dots

We painted a couple of wooden spoons with green paint and left them to dry. We added googly eyes and cut wings from green craft foam which my 4 year old stuck on with sticky dots. He added some details to the wings with a black felt tip pen.

making a dragon

We chose a couple of colours from my felt stash which we cut to make our dragons’ fiery breath and these were also stuck on with sticky dots. Finally we added  a small triangle of green craft foam at the end of the wooden spoon for a tail.

wooden spoon dragons

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Hot Cross Cookies and the Colossal Cake Sale

Over the weekend we have been eating our way through a pile of Hot Cross Cookies from a recipe I found on Whitworths Sugar website. They were easy to make, half an hour from start to finish, and a great alternative to the traditional Hot Cross Bun typically eaten at this time of year.

hot cross cookies

I left out the white chocolate pieces as we all eat far too much chocolate at this time of year (!) but I did decorate them with white chocolate with a little help from my son.

hot cross cookies

The cookies were delicious so would be a great bake for the Colossal Cake Sale!

hot cross cookies

When the Colossal Cake Sale was launched the idea was simple; wouldn’t it be wonderful if every community held a cake sale? That’s what Help for Heroes hopes thousands of its supporters will do this year. Whether selling trays of cakes in the office, holding a bake sale at school or organising a cake sale in the local shopping mall, every cupcake, brownie and coffee cake sold will help provide vital support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and their families, for life.

Whitworths Sugar is sponsoring this year’s Colossal Cake Sale and aims to entice the nation to throw on an apron, pick up a wooden spoon and bake their way to fund-raising for the nation’s heroes.

You can find some delicious recipes on the Whitworths Sugar website and don’t forget to look out for the Whitworths Sugar specially branded Help for Heroes sugar packs, available from Asda nationwide from early April.


Please note I received a bundle of Whitworths Sugar in return for writing this post.


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