10 Back to School Lego ideas and $500 giveaway

Once again I have teamed up with the Kid Blogger Network to co-host a wonderful giveaway for you. We’re giving you the chance to win one $500 cash prize directly in your paypal account! Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

First I wanted to share a round up of 10 back to school Lego ideas with you. Our summer holiday is shortly coming to an end and we’re slowly thinking about getting ourselves ready to return to school. I’ve found 10 of the best Back to School Lego ideas which you can make with or for your children to help ease them back to school.

10 Back to School Lego ideas

10 Back to School Lego ideas

Easy Lego bento

Make your own Lego crayons

Lego pencil and notebook

Lego inspired backpack tag printable

DIY falling Lego blocks tshirt

Lego USB flash drive

Lego minifig cable holder

Building a name with Lego bricks

DIY Lego magnets

DIY Lego desk organiser


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Hippy Dinners by Abbie Ross

The latest BritMums Book Club book was Hippy Dinners by Abbie Ross:

In 1972 Abbie Ross’s cosmopolitan parents move the family from London to rural North Wales, exchanging a town house in Islington for a remote farmhouse on a hill. Abbie’s Liverpudlian grandparents – dedicated followers of Liberace, sleek in scented mohair and patent leather – are sure they’ve lost their minds. For Abbie, though, the only cloud on the horizon is the nearby hippy commune and its inhabitants. There are worrying signs that this is the sort of ‘better life’ that her parents have in mind.

Hippy Dinners by Abbie Ross

Brilliantly evoking a particular time and place, Abbie’s memoir re-creates a world of dens and pineapple chunks, of John Craven’s Newsround and fishing for sticklebacks – and the joy but also the burning powerlessness of being a child. Disgusted by her father’s ‘yogic flying’ and her mother’s taste for brown bread and billowing cheesecloth (with no bra), Abbie is desperate not to be different. Far better, she thinks, to fit in with shouting, pathologically nosy Lisa across the fields,or stay close to Philip next door – paralysingly shy and with a preference for orange food and no trousers (‘nice to have a bit of air’) …

Rich with detail that reveals a whole world, Hippy Dinners is very funny and full of heart. It is also a delicate and astute portrait of the brutal realities of ‘a simple life’.

I was quite excited to get hold of this book. As a child of the late 70s I thought it would be a fun and easy read. I’ve taken it everywhere with me, on holidays, on the tube, to my son’s swimming lessons but I’ve found it really hard to get into. So far I’m up to Chapter 9 but I have to be honest and say I don’t find it very engaging and I can’t really say why.

Like Abbie, I’m a City girl and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I’m fortunate that my parents never dragged me away from civilisation and I hope my children always agree with our choice of ‘home’. I’ve only read positive reviews of this book so I’ll be picking it up once the children are back at school and giving it another go.

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A day at Dawlish Warren

We’ve been enjoying our holiday in Devon. Today we spent some time at Dawlish Warren, showing Grandad the kite we made whilst we were at Nanny’s earlier in the holiday.

The children went on some of the rides. Big Brother favoured the sporty looking racing cars whilst Little Sis wanted to go on the roller coaster with Daddy.


They both enjoyed the pirate boats where they joined forces to get everyone as wet as possible with the water guns. They finished off in the more sedate tea cup ride. Big Brother as especially happy to pick one decorated with his favourite character, Lightning McQueen.


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