Category Archives: £10 and Under

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?



Review: Horrible Science Violent Volcano Kit from Hobby Craft

A few weeks ago Hobby Craft sent us a Horrible Science Violent Volcano Kit £6 to test out. Today was the first day of the half term and wet so it was the perfect time to try it out.

The kit contains a plastic volcano model, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, goggles and mini card stand ups.

You are encouraged to build a village scene around the Volcano with soil and twigs but it was too wet to go out so we just did it in a tray with the card stand ups but next time we do it we will do it properly.

It’s easy to create. You screw off the top of the volcano add the vinegar and add the bicarb before quickly screwing the top back on. I wasn’t so fast as you can see.


BG was very impressed with the ‘explosion’. I would have liked the Volcano top to be a little bigger as it was tricky to get the bircarb in without it spilling. However it was a nice way to spend 15 minutes. The Volcano is reusable so next time we make a big scene around it.

The kit also comes with facts about volcano’s which BG found interesting.

A nice little kit would make a good present.

Hobby Craft have a great selection of craft products and kits and some great Halloween crafts bits.

The Big Reveal

I and 11 other bloggers were recently sent a Sonny Angel Doll. If you don’t know what a Sonny Angel Doll is it’s a small collectable doll and they are available in different collections such as animals and vegetables.

The exciting thing about Sonny Angel dolls is that you buy them blind; you don’t know which one you are going to get it’s a big surprise. Sometimes there is a limited edition one and collectors go crazy for them.

I was sent one from the new flower range by Asobi Toys and we all opened our dolls at the same time on twitter. I got…..

Sonny Angel Flower Series Catcus


It is really cute and now sits on my window sill in my office. BG keeps trying to steal it from me!

Sonny Angel Dolls are available from Kind Toys and if you want to see what the others got check out the #thebigreveal on twitter.

Toy Review: Costcutters UK

The people at Costcutters UK asked me if we could test out some toys for them and who am I to say no?

To be honest before they contacted me I had never heard of them. Costcutters UK are a family run business based in the midlands. They supply toys and curriculum based resources to schools but they do sell to the public as well. I was given £30 to spend so decided to get both girls something.

This is what I choose:

Bigjigs Healthy Eating Dairy Set £17.99

We have quite a bit of Bigjigs wooden food and a table top cooker already so thought this would be a good addition. I prefer wooden food over plastic it last longer and looks so much nicer. This set come with 4 crated (perfect for storage) and about 20 pieces of food. For £17.99 this is great value as I tend to buy BG’s wooden food individually and I pay £1-£2 for each one.

BG was very excited when I gave her the new set and she immediately set up shop in the garden.

We had a lovely afternoon and it all packed up nicely into the crates afterwards. Next time I have promised we will play kitchens in the garden.


They sell a good range of Bigjigs wooden food at a really reasonable price. I will be buying future items for BG from here.

Lamaze Clutch Cube £7.25

This goes everywhere with us, Little Miss really loves it. It clips onto the pushchair so we don’t lose it! She really likes all the colours and patterns and has a good chew on the rings attached to it. It even has a mirror which she loves. Some bits make a crinkly sound.

Little Miss plays with this every day. I think at £7.25 its great value for money.


Costcutters UK is worth checking out for toys, crafts and furniture. I will be buying from them in the future!


Little Old Lady Recipes – Cookbook

Product: Little Old Lady Recipes   

Price: £9.99

Available from: Amazon

Initial Reaction: I was surprised at the tiny size of this book, but on my first flick through, there seemed to be a lot packed into it Continue reading

BrainBox The World

BrainBox The World

Price:  £9.99

Available from:

Suitable from: 8 +

Initial Reaction:  Comes in a nice compact box. Looking forward to playing and beating the other half.

Players will have 10 seconds to study a fact packed card before being asked a question from the reverse, chosen by the roll of the die. Answer correctly and the card is yours, if not return it to the box and continue play. The player with the most cards after 10 minutes wins the game! Continue reading