Blog Of The Year Award 2012- 4th Star

Blog of the Year Award 4 star jpeg

I’ve been nominated for the Blog Of The Year Award 2012! Thanks to Tara Lee for nominating me! :D

And here are my nominations :

‘Please Pass The Recipe’

‘Daisy’s World’

2012 favorite dishes

‘Creating Pictures’


And to my nominees, here are the official rules of the award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

LEGO Battle Of Helm’s Deep Review

I got this set for Christmas, and was really pleased with it! I loved building it, and It looks great! The detail is amazing, and the design ingenious! I think every LEGO fan whos bought this set would agree, a great buy!!!

  • A pleasing number of Urak-Hais / Orcs. The Berserker Urak-Hai is especially cool! I would have liked one or two Rohan Soldiers, but It’s clever of LEGO to only include them in the extension set- “Urak-Hai Army”.
  • The skull hidden in the stairs is quite strange, but a pretty cool feature.
  • I love the attention to detail in this set! I really like the box in the tower, which in the film, Gimli uses to hoist himself up onto the ladder, to get to the horn!
  • The throne room is awesome! I love the simple design, and the throne and gold glass and dish are very cool! The crest is very cool too, but I would have liked it not to be a sticker!
  • A really great build! I like the way the parts are easily detachable, so that you can disassemble to move or to store!
  • Great value for money, especially compared to some other themed/licensed sets!
  • Love the colours. I think the occasional turquoise green brick works very well indeed!
  • The minifigs are awesome! My favourite is Aragorn, but Haldir and Theodon are pretty epic too!
  • The way LEGO designed the rounded walls is ingenious! Great design!
  • 7 of the 8 minifigs have double-sided faces, which is always a bonus!
  • The exploding wall is a cool feature, but don’t expect the pieces to go flying in all directions, it really just falls down most of the time! (Unless I’m doing it wrong lol :D)
  • The weapons are very smart! Love the new Orc sword design!

I would love if you could share your opinion on this set, or share with me your reviews! Thanks!

And If you like my LEGO Reviews and Book Reviews, please vote for them in my poll, “What Topics Would You Like Me To Post About Most”,  if you want to see more of them on my blog! :D

LEGO Creation: “The Machine”

Here’s another of my LEGO Creations! :-)

Crystal has been captured by the villainous robot-like creatures, Chasm and Blizzard. They plan to copy her powers to create a new and powerful super-villain… Lasereye!

If you like my LEGO Creations, and want to see more of them on my blog, please vote in the poll, “What Topics Would You Like Me To Post About Most”.

New Look!!!!!!!!!!! (Customizing Your Blog’s Background!!!)

How do you like the new look to my blog? :D

You may have noticed, I have customized the background of my blog, so it now shows my photograph, Sun And Golden Skies! I never even knew you could do that :D

(Anyway, here’s what you do:

  • Go to Themes
  • On your chosen theme, select Customize
  • Click Background Image
  • Below an empty white box (The space your chosen photo will soon fill), there should be a tag named Upload New.
  • Click on that, and then it gives you two options: Drop A File Here, or Select A File. )

Sun And Golden Skies (Wolferton) copy

LEGO Creation- The Rocbase

Please check out my new LEGO creation- The Rockbase!

A scene from my superhero story- Rock- Revenge, Rock’s secret base lies underground, and includes a helicopter pad, mine shaft, secret door, ladder to above ground, which comes out in the centre of a hollow tree, and a secret spinning bookshelf! I am currently working on a bigger, better version of the LEGO Rockbase, which will include all the elements, and will be built on the base of The LEGO Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, one of my favorite sets ever! Enjoy! ;-)

Rockbase copy

Controls copy

Balcony copy

Rock On Chair copy

Spinning Bookshelf copy

Screens copy

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Droplet (Wolferton)


Battle Of Helm’s Deep

Me and my brother will be building the LEGO Battle Of Helm’s Deep Today! I really can’t wait to build it! I’ll probably do a review after I’ve built it, so be expecting a review from me in the next few days! ;-)

But, until then, here’s the official description of the set, along with a few pics and a review video:

“The walled fortress at Helm’s Deep is under attack by the mighty Uruk-hai army. The forces of men, elves, and a dwarf must do everything they can to stop them from breaching the fortress walls. Can they prevent the Berserker Uruk-hai planting the bomb and blowing up the wall? Will they stop the enemy climbing up the siege ladders? The people of Rohan have never faced such a deadly threat! Includes 8 minifigures: Aragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, Berserker Uruk-hai and 3 Uruk-hai.”

And of course, I still have The LEGO Batcave to build pretty soon too. Can’t wait to build that too! The screens just look awesome, and I love the little holding cell! So, I’ll probably be posting some pictures of that in a few days! :D

A Brilliant Christmas

I had a great Christmas yesterday. In the morning, me and my brother sat up in our mum and dad’s room with a cup of tea, and opened our stockings.


I got a disc of my favourite band- Tallest Man On Earth! I got a LEGO Minifigure from the new series (9)! And I got some ‘choices’ dark chocolates!

After breakfast, we went into the living room, and opened some of our other presents. I got The LEGO Batcave and Orc Forge, which I absolutely can’t wait to build!!! :D We  also saved a few presents each to open later!


I loved Christmas this year. We were all in a good mood, and had a laugh and a joke. And you might have a laugh also when you hear this:

Last Christmas, Mum got a reddish brown scarf from Gran. As much as she liked it, it was just too big, and she eventually donated it to the charity shop…

This year, Mum and her friends agreed that they would each get each others presents from charity shops this Christmas, just for fun. Mum began to dig into the wrapping paper of her last present. And guess what she found inside. The same scarf she had got for Christmas just last year!!!!!! :D


At About 11, we drove to Gran and Granddad’s house for a roast lunch! From Gran And Grandad, we received “The Battle Of Helm’s Deep”. one of my favourite sets of all time! (This set might even take me more time than I took building Endor! :eek: )

We also got some luscious marzipan fruits, and Just Dance 4, which I really wanted. After we’d opened our presents, we helped Gran with the roast lunch. Chopping carrots, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, setting thew table, putting things in the oven. And then it was time to eat!!!! The vegetables were soft (and expertly chopped ;-) ), the chicken was nice, and the chicken leg was buttery and delicious! The mash was crispy, and the roast potatoes were cooked to absolute perfection. It was delicious!!! I think, however, I might’ve had just a little bit too much to eat :???: :lol:

9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep™

Photo Credit:


At home, me and Rafe built the Orc Forge, which is an awesome set. I absolutely love the winch and the light brick is awesome! :razz: After a light dinner (still full up from the afternoon’s roast lunch), we watched the strictly come dancing Christmas Special. It was okay, but I felt the judges would give a few nines and a ten regardless of how well the couple danced. Or was it a bonus +3 marks to the score for Christmas?? :D

Photo Credit: LEGO. com


Should have watched the Doctor Who Xmas Special :-(

(Never mind, at least I recorded it! :D)

Please comment and tell me about your Christmas. What presents did you get? Did you go somewhere nice? Did you watch The Strictly Xmas Special… did you thing it was good? :D

Hope you all had a great Christmas! ;-)


Fungi And Fields Of Purple (Wolferton)

Here are some photographs I took at Wolferton in August earlier this year! Enjoy! ;-)

Fungi 4 Blog

Fields Of Purple (Wolferton) 4 Blog

Please check out more of my Wolferton pics!

Cobwebz Lit By Glaring Sun

Cobwebz Lit By Glaring Sun copy

Light Through Dark Forest

Light Through Dark Forest

Sun Through Silver Birches

Sun Through Silver Birches copy

Swirling Mists

Swirling Mists copy


Droplet (Wolferton)

Sun Through Evergreens

Sun Through Evergreens (Wolferton) copy

Sun Over Plains

Sun Over Plains (Wolferton) copy

Purple Haze

Purple Haze (Wolferton) copy

Fern Leaf And Frost

Fern Leaf and Frost (Wolferton) copy

Sun And Golden Skies

Sun And Golden Skies (Wolferton) copy

A Version of “Sun Over Plains”

Purple Haze 2 (Reddish Sky)

Purple Haze 2 (Reddish Sky)

A version of “Purple Haze”