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Num Noms Series 4 Unboxing and Review

The girls were recently sent some of the new Num Noms Series 4 to test out.

We received a the Frozen Yogurt starter set £9.99, Dessert Tray £16.99 and a copy of the new Num Noms Magazine.


We decided to make a proper unboxing video. We ended up with two!!

This is Little Miss unboxing the Dessert Tray.

This BG with the Frozen Yogurt Starter Set and magazine. Yes you can hear Little Miss playing the background!

The girls were over the moon with their sets and have lots of fun slapping the lip gloss on! BG really enjoyed reading and doing the activities in the magazine. It gets a big thumbs up from us!

Series 4 is available to buy now in all good toy shops.





In August We Love…..

Lil Sis L.O.L Dolls


The girls were over the moon to receive once of these to open. We did a Instagram live and I totally forgot you couldn’t download it afterwards *face palm*

They had a great time opening the doll and had even more fun plunging her in iced water to make her pants change colour!



It has 5 layers which includes a secret message sticker. It also comes with a large accessory  and a small accessory. The ball it comes with also turns into a keyring which is rather fun.

There are 45 to collect and cost £5.99


Yoga Babies by Fearne Cotton and Sheena Dempsey


Little Miss was sent a copy of the new books from Fearne Cotton and it is gorgeous. The illustrations by Sheena Dempsey are stunning and the book reads well.

Little Miss made me read it 12 times in a roll and is now obsessed with trying the yoga poses the children do in the book.

Yoga Babies is available from the 7th September.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cloudy Apple juice


Cawston Press has joined forces with Penguin Books and The Very Hungry Caterpillar for their new apple juice water. The juice comprises 50% Cawston Press apple juice and 50% water.

The girls loved them as i knew they would and they do love apple juice. They have been great for picnics and day trips and they would be great for lunch boxes if you send juice cartoons in with your children’s lunches.

It doesn’t contain sweeteners and is not made form concentrate.

They are available from Ocado, Waitrose and Tesco and cost £1.89 for a pack of three.

Bellini Popsicles


Grown up ice lollies!! I picked these up in Aldi for £2.99 and they are divine and very alcoholic.

They are also available in Gin & Tonic.


What have you been loving this month?



Num Noms Series 3 Review

If your children are anything like mine then they love a collectable toy. I think they collect pretty much any blind bag they can get hold of and they are rather fond of a Num Nom, we even have the light up ones. So when we were asked if we wanted to try out some series 3 Num Noms I could hardly say no.

The girls were sent a pack each to tryout, as you can see they where a little bit excited.

Little Miss has Donut Nums and BG had Candy. Inside they had one scented stamp –nom, three scented Nums, and accessories to build a meal, BG had a jar and a scoop and Little Miss a cup and tongs.

They really are well scented and the girls loved playing with the stamps. The girls are pretty good at playing together and swapped them around and took turns with all of them.

Series 3 has many different collections including: Fruit Nums, Veggie Nums, Marshmallow Nums, Fiesta Food Nums, 2 Flavoured Gloss-Up Nums and Erase Nums.  So many combos to collect and different size sets.  Sets range from Mystery Packs for £3 (perfect pocket money toy) to Deluxe Sets at £14.99.

Num Noms are available in all good toy shops

Win a Miffy’s Birthday Book

Today is Miffy’s 62nd Birthday and they are hosting a big party over on their twitter account from 12pm. There will be lots of prize to be won.

We are running our own little giveaway over on twitter to win a Miffy’s Birthday Book, pop over to our twitter page to enter.


*One entry per twitter account

*Open to residents of the UK only

*No cash alternative offered

*The winner will be contacted by twitter and have 7 days to reply before another winner is picked

*The prize will be sent by Highlight PR

*The prize will be sent out within 28 days of receiving the winners postal address.

*Closing Date 10pm Sunday 25th June

Book Review: Miffy at the Seaside

We do love a Miffy book in this house, so we were over the moon when we were sent Miffy at the Seaside. Little Miss had me read 10 times in a row!!



The thing I love best about Miffy books are the illustrations, you can look at any page and even if Miffy isn’t in the scene you know its a Miffy book. The books are always high quality with lovely thick paper and brightly printed illustrations. The girls instinctively handle it  care so not to rip the pages or damage it in anyway.

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The story as always is charming and both girls enjoyed it. All Miffy books make great gifts, this one in particular would make the perfect book for travelling on holiday.

You can find all Miffy’s books on

#MiffyMums Review: Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set

One of the bonuses of being a Miffy Mum is getting sent amazing items to test out and try. This month Little Miss has been sent a Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set and she was over the moon the Miffy sent it just for her. It’s the first set Little Miss has had that wasn’t her sisters!

Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set

The set consists of a dinner plate, a bowl, a cup and children’s glass. It is decorated with the Miffy Plays print which is cute and nice and colourful. The first thing I noticed was how large the dinner plate is, normally they are pretty tiny which is great for a baby or toddler but as they get older they often want a bit more food or at least keep certain foods separate (we all know the struggle).

 Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set

The pieces are all really thick which is very reassuring as my child likes to drop/throw things and many melamine and plastic items have cracked and even splintered but these are good and sturdy.

In the past few weeks these have been used almost every day and have been through the dishwasher many times and they still look good as new. No fading or scratching even around the edges.

Little Miss adores this set and requests it for most meals. It is a firm favourite already.

The Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set £20would make a great Christmas gift. You can also get the set in a Miffy Travels print which is super cute as well. If you are looking for gifts for older children they have some lovely enamel mugs or bone china for the adults (you know you want one).

Visit the Miffy Shop more gift ideas.

Toy Review: Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise

Every time Little Miss sees a Lalaloopsy on TV she begs for one of her own as BG owns a few. When we were offered the chance to test of the Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise how I could say no.

Now it is a little on the quirky side, you basically feed Jewel Sparkles her food and she poops shapes for you. I know a lot of parents would be horrified but it’s actually a lot of fun.

The ‘food’ is a bit like magic sand so it moulds together really well, makes little mess and doesn’t dry out (Little Miss has had the pot open for two weeks and it’s still going strong. You feed the doll one spoonful and then twist her belly button, you then press a release button and the jewel pops into the potty.

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise
Lalaloopsy Babies Potty SurpriseLalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise

You can make 4 different shapes and it comes with three different coloured foods. You also get a bowl and a potty. She comes with pants and a dummy.

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise
Little Miss plays with her several times a day, she comes for breakfast and dinner with us.

The shapes are not always perfect; I find if you twist the belly button twice you get a better shape but to be fair Little Miss doesn’t really care.
She has been a big hit in our house and even BG wants to get in on the action.

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise doll is priced at £29.99 and suitable for ages 4 and up

There are two other new dolls in the Autumn/Winter range the Princess Style N Swap range and Glitter Hair Dough Doll. Keep your eye out for them!
Available from all good toy retailers.