Thursday, 13 September 2012


I was kindly sent the rivetz kit to test and review with my 7 year old son DJ.
In the box you get the rivetz gun, rivets, rivet centres, card pieces and instruction manual.
The set is recommended for children age 8 years plus and not suitable for children under the age of 36 months due to the small parts.
The instruction manual is detailed and easy to read and follow and once built the hornet is 45cm x 30cm, It is easy to place on show downstairs or in the child's bedroom on the window or top of draws.
The hornet has plenty of detail to it and looks amazing once completed.
You can also purchase rivetz dragon and rivetz racer which I have to say also look really good.
This is a product I would highly recommend to friends and family to purchase as a gift for christmas and birthdays, I have shown this of to a few friends who are really impressed with the item.
What I also like is that once you have completed the product you can easily take it apart and re build it by your self or with friends.

As you can see from the picture above, everything comes packaged well so that when you open the box you have no lose bits falling everywhere, which I think is fantastic, especially if you also have younger children at home with you.
Me and DJ sat down in the evening to do this once my daughter had gone to bed and I was surprised by how much he liked it and how quite he was putting it together.

DJ has said that he enjoyed putting this together and likes that he can take it apart when he wants to and build it again and show his friends how to do it, it was great to build it with my mummy their to help me when i got stuck, but after i did it with mummy, i tried again with my friend and didn't need any help at all.

The rivetz is available to buy for £12.99 from

Friday, 7 September 2012


On August 21st this year my son DJ turned 7, I can't believe how fast the years have gone by, it only feels like yesterday that i held him in my arms for the very first time.
For his birthday this year he asked if we could have a day out to Colwyn bay zoo ( welsh mountain zoo), I agreed to this and said he could take one friend with him.
On his actual birthday I did a little tea party in the house, did some food, put some banners and ballons up and made party boxes for all the kids and invited a few friends over, He loved it.

Here is the table ready with all the food, I decided not to do loads as most years I go overboard and have lots of waste, so this year I cut down and only had a little left over which we had as snacks later on whilst we were watching dvds.

 This is DJ'S birthday cake which was made by my next door neighbours daughter who is only 13, I have to say it tasted just as good as it looked. DJ was really made up with it and got a bit upset when we had to cut it to put some in the party boxes.
As I have mentioned above DJ had asked if we could go to the zoo, so the following day we were up bright and early to get the bus at 8am to get to the train station for 9.20am, we also had to pop into the shop to pick up a few bits.
We arrived at the zoo at just after 10am and didn't leave until 5pm that day, we wacthed a few of the animal shows that they put on during the day and also stopped so the kids could play in the park area for a while.

I got so many pictures at the zoo that I can't possiblly put them all on otherwise this blog post would go on and on, DJ has said it was the best birthday ever and what matters the most is that he had a good few days and enjoyed himself lots


Every year during the summer holidays the circus comes to my local town and does 2 shows a day for 3-4 days before setting of to their next destination.
And every year we go, we normally go to the later show but this year we went to the one during the day, this was because I don't drive and public transport it much better during the day and also because my mum and step-dad were looking after ruby for me.
We got to the circus 30 minutes before it was due to start, this was so that we could make sure we got a good seat so that the kids could stay and also so we had time to get drinks and pop-corn before the show started.
John Lawsons circus has been coming to my local town for a good few years and each year we always have a good time, As you can see from the picture above DJ had his face painted, was surprised as it only cost £1.50, I was expecting it to cost quite a lot more.
This year myself and DJ went with my friend Kirsty and her son Dean, both boys behaved really well and laughed all the way through
I have to say I'm looking forward to them coming back next year as they are changing a few of their acts, although I'm wondering if they will be as good as the one's they already have.