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A Christmas Tune or Two

I have to admit I do love a good Christmas song, and once it hits December I will upload my Christmas playlist onto my phone. 

So to share the Christmas Spirit, I am going to be updating this blog every day between today and Christmas Eve with some of my favourite Christmas Songs

Let me know what are your favourite songs?

We have to start with a classic Christmas song, so it has to be Shakin Stevens with his 1985 hit

and now another classic from the 80s, comedian Mel Smith and Kim Wild

Forgot to post yesterday, so here are two more songs to get you into the Christmas mood 

Mrs Penguin Lego Advent Calendar - Day 24

Last year I made Mrs Penguin an advent calendar out of Lego, filled with love notes / quotes about love. So what do I do this year? Well the Lego made advent calendar is back & filled with surprises.  

Each day I will be tweeting a photo of the suprise inside. Here is the calendar (12 doors each side)

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Day 24 & the final pair  

Day 24 & the final pair  

Day 23 & Doughnuts  

Day 23 & Doughnuts  

Day 22 & Claudia Made This earrings  

Day 22 & Claudia Made This earrings  

Day 21 & teapot earrings  

Day 21 & teapot earrings  

Day 20 & Pretty Purple Flowers by Claudia Made This 

Day 20 & Pretty Purple Flowers by Claudia Made This 

Day 19 & Penguins!  

Day 19 & Penguins!  

Day 18 & Scissors earrings from Sugar Jones

Day 18 & Scissors earrings from Sugar Jones

Day 17 & Mica Peet heart earrings  

Day 17 & Mica Peet heart earrings  

Day 16 & Dinosaur earrings 

Day 16 & Dinosaur earrings 

Day 15 & cat earrings from That Beast Jen

Day 15 & cat earrings from That Beast Jen

Day 14 & Brighton Rock earrings from Sugar Jones

Day 14 & Brighton Rock earrings from Sugar Jones

Day 13 & Koola earrings from Claudia Made This  

Day 13 & Koola earrings from Claudia Made This  

Day 12 & Claudia Made This yellow earrings  

Day 12 & Claudia Made This yellow earrings  

Day 11 and Little Mermaid earrings  

Day 11 and Little Mermaid earrings  

Day 10 & Jessie Jumbles earrings  

Day 10 & Jessie Jumbles earrings  

Day 9 & Lemon Earrings by Claudia Made This  

Day 9 & Lemon Earrings by Claudia Made This  

Day 8 & Tea Bag / Tea Pott earrings from OneTenZeroSeven

Day 8 & Tea Bag / Tea Pott earrings from OneTenZeroSeven

Day 7 & knitting ball earrings  

Day 7 & knitting ball earrings  

Day 6 & pair of bird earrings from Mica Peet

Day 6 & pair of bird earrings from Mica Peet

Rubber Duck Earrings from OneTenZeroSeven

Rubber Duck Earrings from OneTenZeroSeven

Day 4 more lollies but this time from Claudia Made This,  

Day 4 more lollies but this time from Claudia Made This,  

Day 3 & pair of feast ice cream lolly earrings also by Sweetiepips  

Day 3 & pair of feast ice cream lolly earrings also by Sweetiepips  

Day 2 - pair of baked beans on toast earrings from Sweetpips  

Day 2 - pair of baked beans on toast earrings from Sweetpips  

And Day 1's suprise is a pair of Care Bear earrings I got from the recent Comic Con in Brighton  

And Day 1's suprise is a pair of Care Bear earrings I got from the recent Comic Con in Brighton  

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar - Day 24

All Lego fans will know about the Lego Advent Calenders, even though been back into the hobby a few years now, this year is the first time I have got a calendar, and I will be updating this blog each day with what I find inside.  

It had to be the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar & day 1 is micro Jabba's Sail Barge  

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Day 2 of the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar & we still on Return of the Jedi theme to go with yesterday's Sail Barge

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Day 3 & not sure what this is meant to be. Will need to check & find out  

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Day 4 & we now get our first minifigure & what a great one it is!  

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Day 5 and another mini build, The Sandcrawler, goes with the Jawa from yesterday  

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Day 6 & to be honest not the greatest build today, so fingers crossed for tomorrow  

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Day 7 & another one I'm not sure what it is, thinking it could be Endor

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Day 8 & one of my favourites, a great Ewok minifigure  

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Now Day 9 & we still on Endor  

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Day 10 & my favourite Star Wars fig, the Stormtropper, classic design 

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Day 11 & a nice imperial star destroyer mini vehicle  

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Day 12 & a gun rack, useful if you looking to arm your Stormtropper army  

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Day 13 & a Bounty Hunter Droid

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Day 14 & a classic spaceship  

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Day 15 & Gun Turret  

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Day 16 & a Spaceship

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Day 17 & we on Hoth

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Day 18 & one of the best vehicles ever!  

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Day 19 & love the use of the pieces to create this moveable laser gun  

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Day 20 & the space probe droid from Empire Strikes Back

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Day 21 & not a great one  

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Day 22 my new favourite  

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Day 23 The 'Citizen Kane'  of the advent calendar 

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Day 24 & you can't get better than Santa C3PO

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Brighton Bricks Guide to Christmas Gifts for an adult fan of Lego (AFOL)

So do you have a partner or family member (or even friend) who is a big Lego geek, and wondering what to buy them for Christmas (when they already have a ton of Lego sets already!) So check out the list below.

 

Bright Green Penguins Guide to Christmas Cards

Why send the same Christmas card as everyone else, why not send something different, and you can also help support independent designers, shops and galleries

So I am going to post lots of great card designs, which can be bought of sites like Etsy, from craft fairs, galleries or independent shops.

So click on the card you like to take you through to the site which sells the cards

Part of the inspiration behind my Christmas Card blog is the #justacard campaign to encourage people to buy from independent shops, galleries & designers. www.justacard.org

Part of the inspiration behind my Christmas Card blog is the #justacard campaign to encourage people to buy from independent shops, galleries & designers. www.justacard.org

Bright Green Penguins's Guide to Christmas Gifts

Since I follow so many great creatives out there, I want to help support them and with Christmas coming up, what better idea is there than having the Bright Green Penguin's Guide to Christmas Gifts. I will be keeping this post update with more and more cool items. I am trying to find items, which will appeal to a variety of people, but all of them I think are cool.

So happy shopping! (and if you know anyone I should be featuring let me know)

Also this list is my part in trying to encourage the #justacard campaign, which is all about encouraging people to support local designers and shops. Click on the link below to find out more

The Christmas List

Will start off with Chocolate, as who wouldn't 

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