Time for that dream home?

Many people chose to move house in Spring. New season, new start seems to be a good mantra, and it was one that I followed myself when we moved into our home, starting that search as the season changed. But for those who are happy to stay put, Spring can also be the perfect time for home improvements, the time when you can make your current home your dream home.

A house is always a blank canvas that can be changed, extended and renovated to your own requirements. Homeowner loans from companies like Ocean Finance can release funds that will enable you to turn your current abode into the one you always dreamed of when you were a child. My husband Pete has been looking into renovating our bedroom by adding a mezzanine floor so that we would have extra space for our wardrobes (and even for extra wardrobes…), with the plan that the bed would take the space of the mezzanine, and the wardrobes and dressing table would be below. A bedroom with an attached dressing room certainly lives up to my idea of a dream house. But how would my 7 year old describe his dream home? And would we be able to make it?

Joe’s dream home…in Lego!

It is probably not the best question in the world to ask a football crazy 7 year old boy. But I did. And her is how the conversation panned out.

Me: Joe, what would be your dream house?

Joe: (Absolutely no hesitation) A football Stadium!

Me: Errr, I don’t think you could live in a football stadium Joe.

Joe: (Looks at me like I’m stupid) Yes I could, I could play football every day, eat my dinner there and they have showers and a bed?

Me: But how can we make that out of Lego!!!!

And the answer to that question is that it will take time, you will need extra lego rather than the box we had very kindly been sent, and you will next extra patience so the Lego doesn’t get thrown against a wall. But, like making your own dream home, you will eventually get there, and be pretty chuffed with the results.

Take a look.








We created our ‘dream house’ (ahem!) using the lego found here and the base board found here.


Win with Lego and Scooby Doo!

The ever popular Scooby Doo is looking towards Christmas with the launch of some very special new toys.  Warner Bros have teamed up with Lego, Scooby Doo to create a whole new range of playsets that are sure to be at the top of a lot of Santa’s lists in the coming months.  To celebrate, some incredible new publicity films have been produced.

You can check out these amazing Scooby-Doo stop motion videos, created using the brand new LEGO Scooby-Doo sets on the WB You Tube channel. New videos will be uploaded weekly, so be sure to visit ScoobyDoo.com and subscribe to the WB Kids YouTube channel so you never miss a new film. You can view all the current films by visiting https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJYf0JdTApCrdcHAcsE3TU-MF_p9Za1jb


To celebrate the new Scooby Doo playsets and the exciting films, there is a chance to win a £150 gift card from www.smythstoys.com. This is sure to come in handy for a little Christmas shopping, or a special treat for your youngsters. You can enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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Good Luck.