Win a Family Trip to Legoland with Boots Treat Street

Last summer, I visited Legoland with Flea, and it was one of our finest review trips EVER. Legoland is one of my favourite theme parks for children – Flea was big enough to go on most of the rides, there was a great choice of things to do, we both got soaking wet and there are human-being sized drying machines. What’s not to love?  

This summer, I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Boots Treat Street and Legoland Holidays to offer one reader a family trip to Legoland. The prize is a two-day family ticket to LEGOLAND Windsor, including an overnight stay in a nearby family-friendly hotel with breakfast.

If you have a Boots Advantage Card, Boots Treat Street is a brilliant website that lets you collect additional Advantage Card points when you shop with selected partners – including Legoland Holidays and dozens of other brands, from Boden to Gap, Comet and HMV. The site often has exclusive discounts from retailers – so you can save a packet, while collecting points. For more information about Treat Street, check out their website.


How to Enter

This week, we’re gearing up for the results of the second annual MAD Blog Awards, which celebrate the very finest Mum and Dad blogs in the UK.

This week, the MAD Blog Awards challenged 10 of the UK’s top parent bloggers to lick their own elbow – and now I’m challenging you to do something equally impressive.

Have you got an amazing physical skill or athletic feat you want to share? Can you lick your elbow, flip your eyelids or get your foot behind your head? Maybe you can whistle through your nose. Impress us.

Just tell us about your most impressive physical feats (the weirder the better) in the comments on this post, and the winner will be our favourite entry on September 15th at 12pm. For a bonus entry, you can also link to a Facebook or Twitter photo of you demonstrating the aforementioned skill – just leave a comment with a link to your photo.   

Terms and Conditions

  • This competition is open to UK residents only
  • One text entry per household, and one photograph entry per household 
  • Entry to the competition must be made in the comments on this post
  • The prize is provided by Legoland Holidays and Boots Treat Street. No cash alternative is available
  • The prize is available for up to 2 adults and 2 children, to the value of £250 per family. Prize must be booked at least two weeks before stay
  • Entrants can only submit photos taken by themselves, or with the consent of the photographer
  • Please ensure you have the consent of everyone in your photo to enter them in the competition. If your photo features children, they must be YOUR children. Please do not submit photographs of other people’s children.
  • Photographs will only be included in the competition if a link is left on the comments of the competition post at


UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner of this competition, Kate, who impressed us all with the ability to play a recorder with her nose. And there's video. Awesome. Congratulations Kate, do get in touch and let me know your address, so Boots can pass on the prize.


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 27th August 2011 / 9:03 pm

    I can fit my fist in my mouth! Does that count?!

  2. 28th August 2011 / 12:04 am

    Hmm really want to go to Legoland and you now know I can not lick my elbow, what can I do?
    I have really nimble toes and can pick things up and hold a pen pretty well and write my name. I’ll have to get a spare minute to get a picture for you!
    Mich x

  3. 28th August 2011 / 3:05 pm

    I can stick my tongue up my nose. Classy, right?

  4. 28th August 2011 / 9:52 pm

    Um, I can pick up a wok with my bum cheeks. It’s probably best not to ask how I found this out. It’s also probably best never to come to my house for a stirfry.

  5. 29th August 2011 / 2:24 pm

    I can touch my nose with my tongue and I can say the alphabet backwards really quickly. x

  6. TheBoyandMe
    29th August 2011 / 3:56 pm

    Oh dear God Sally, you don’t make them easy do you?
    I can fit 16 pringles in my mouth whole.

  7. emma andersson
    31st August 2011 / 12:38 pm

    Hmm, not sure how to explain this, but i’ve not met many people that can do it!
    Put your left arm behind your back, reach your right arm past your neck and over your shoulder, and clasp your hands together, keeping your hands clasped at all times pull your right arm over your head and your over your left elbow so your hands end up in front of you still clasped. Someone once told me this is how Houdini used to get out of being handcuffed with his hands behind him! I’ll see if I can find someone to video me!

  8. mrs imran khan
    1st September 2011 / 11:06 am

    We have a big, bulky Beko fridge and to sweep the dust below I can move the fridge from one end of the kitchen to the next by moving it slowly side by side safely so it does not hurt my back. It takes me 10 mins one way and then another 10 mins to return.

  9. Sharron Brazier
    4th September 2011 / 9:51 pm

    I can vibrate my eyes really really quickly, which is a really easy way of dislodging a contact lens! However, it runs in the family, which means my daughter can do it too, which was fun when she was smaller and you were bent down, telling her off, looking her in the eye – she would shake them, and I would struggle to keep a straight face!

  10. Helen
    7th September 2011 / 8:17 pm

    My other half can unicycle, whilst walking the dog, and taking youngest out on his bike. my talent was the photography.

  11. P Phillips
    13th September 2011 / 6:12 pm

    I can make my husband wash the dishes, by hand.

  12. Clementina
    13th September 2011 / 10:45 pm

    I can automatically get a headache. At night 😉

  13. Katie Myers
    14th September 2011 / 8:48 am

    My 3 year old daughter would like to share hers with you… at only 2, she went right to the top of the Eiffel Tower!! I can’t imagine how big the Tower must have looked to her, but she absolutely loved it and still tells everyone (and points to the little souvenier metal tower we have!)
    For a bonus entry here is my daughter with my husband right at the top – as you can see it was a bit windy!!
    (hope the link works)!/photo.php?fbid=10150228396864501&set=a.10150228383564501.337416.551814500&type=1&theater

    14th September 2011 / 10:26 am

    Ok, not my own amazing feat, but my 3 year old daughter can pick her own nose with her tongue :O That really is a physical feat I wish I had never discovered, but she decided to do it in front of me

  15. 14th September 2011 / 8:55 pm

    I can unhook my bra with one hand and take it off whilst still dressed

  16. Charlotte
    15th September 2011 / 9:42 am

    Unfortunately I am not physically impressive,
    But my 18 month old daughter has a talent that’s really quite excessive!
    A lovely sunny day last month, we took her to the beach,
    We let her share in our ice creams, as we had one each,
    What started off as a little lick, soon crossed a line,
    As she quickly munched her way through not one but two ninty-nines!
    I have linked you to a photo of her finishing the second,
    With a look I think says “Problem?!”, what do you reckon?

  17. Rebecca Denyer
    15th September 2011 / 11:47 am

    I can get both feet into my mouth, my kids think its brilliant as im 34 and they seem to think i should be hardly able to move lol

  18. Billieb
    15th September 2011 / 12:24 pm

    I can turn my eyelids inside out I do it at the most inappropriate times; at school I used to put my hand up in class and the teacher would freak out when they saw my eyelids. Now I do it whilst chasing kids upstairs to get ready for school/bed 🙂 I have no idea how I found out I could do this! Legoland would be an amazing win and boost morale in the house right now 🙂 x

  19. Olivia
    15th September 2011 / 8:34 pm

    I can put boh of my legs behind my head. x

  20. Lisa Hughes
    15th September 2011 / 10:38 pm

    I am really good at bungy jumping! I’ve done it 5 times, and I honestly don’t get scared, whereas my husband woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat the day before we did one together! I’ve done the highest one in the world and didn’t bat an eyelid and yet I’ve got to organise a party for 25 toddlers and that is scaring the bejesus out of me! 😉

  21. Kate P
    20th September 2011 / 5:35 pm

    Just checking in to see if the winner has been announced yet… have still got my fingers crossed! Thanks x x

  22. Kate Pollard
    22nd September 2011 / 4:24 pm

    Wow!!! Thankyou so much – I can’t believe I missed that! The boys will be so excited!!! Do you want me to send my details to you on twitter? Thanks x x