Boys and their toys…bonding over Lego!

A quote out of Psychologytoday.com reads “even from birth, children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, be confident to explore their surroundings, and as they grow older have better social connections. The way Fathers play with their children also has an important impact on a child’s emotional and social development”.

This said, what better way to get in a little special Father son bonding time, than with Lego and not just any Lego, The Nostalgic Starwars Lego which Dad doesn’t need any arm twisting to get involved!

My boys are Lego obsessed and love spending their time building and creating. I love how Lego can keep their minds active whilst also creating something special together! In this case the Starwars X Wingfighter created lots of fun and excitement (both little and big kids) and most importantly….male bonding moments.

What a great idea for Fathers Day! Something everyone can enjoy!

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Winter escape!!

The advice from Melbournians…..”you must get out for a break during Winter”! So that we did!!! Of course we headed North to soak in some Winter Sun and a good 10 degree increase on the barometer!!

We started on the Gold Coast (husband had a conference so we followed)! Then onto Noosa (good advice is to pre book a car during the School holidays, I left it til the last minute and ended up ubering to Noosa!! Nice $480 experience)!!

Anyway, we enjoyed some sun and swimming…we hit QLD often, so instead of boring you with all the details I will just leave you with a few new finds that I recommend.

Gold Coast

  • • Pacific fair – fresh from a refurb and great shopping!! Can jump on a tram from Surfers straight there! We stayed at the Hilton so the tram is at your doorstep.
  • • Also tram to Broadbeach as parks there are great for kids, as well as cafes and shopping.
  • • Best coffee in Surfers – definitely Espl !! Bottom of Peppers. There are also electric animals you can hire to drive around the shopping precinct! Kids loved these!
  • • Best brunch and baked amazing ness! Bam Bam Bakehouse! This is a must visit! The caramel choux bomb is seriously the bomb!! As are all their pastries including a barbie croissant and so many more delicacies!!! Seriously great brunch spot! Again with a park out the front.
  • Elk is another great brunch spot.
  • • Favourite dinner with the fam is Hanazono Teppenyaki!! (Under Q1 building) Always fun with the chefs cooking in front off you and throwing eggs etc!
  • Miami Marketta – This was a recommendation and looks super fun for a night out market style (wasn’t open the nights we were there).
  • Noosa
  • • We always change up where we stay but really loved the pool side villa at Sofitel this time!! A gate straight out to the pool and spa, perfect location and a pool bar that kept us all happy!
  • Bistro C – always a fave as is our Wedding Reception venue. Food is consistently amazing!! Our fave is happy hour beachside. Kids can play in the sand whilst we sip a few cocktails!!!
  • Happy pops – brand new handcrafted Gelato shop! Delilish and very pretty to look at! Choose your pop, choose your dipping, choose your topping !!! Located next to Bistro C.
  • Miss Moneypennys – superb pizzas and salads.
  • Betty’s Burgers – best burgers by far!
  • • Deli under Netanya – great for takeaway salads or meats to cook your own.
  • •Best coffee / Blended (also Açai bowls)
  • Perigian /
  • We stayed at my friends house in Marcus beach and the nearby Perigian village is buzzing with lots of cafes and very cute clothing and homeware stores.
  • Hand of Fatima Turkish coffee is the best in the village!
  • We returned back to Melb in the middle of Winter to a broken heating system!! Insert ugly cry face!! I’m happy to be living in Melb but do agree a Winter escape is necessary as I hear it is a long and drawn out process……..Plenty of coffee here to keep me satisfied!! X