Hello everyone. We're back after a summer break. We hope you all had a fantastic summer.
What did everyone get up to? We'd love to know and share some stories here.
We had a busy holiday. We didn't go away but had lots of days out. Our big news is that William is now eating enough to have three nights off his overnight feed. This is a massive achievement for him as we still struggle with selective eating - Wills will currently eat only salt and vinegar crisps, strawberry yogurt and chocolate and pints and pints of vanilla milk shake (which is a limited edition that I fill my basket with each week, dreading the day it disappears from the shelves). He was eating fish fingers, which was great, but dropped those for cheese. We're currently having battles with the cheese too, despite him eating bucket loads last week! Food and autism is a both fascinating and frustrating topic in this household at the moment!
Over the summer, our reviewers have been busy playing with toys and other exciting ideas to keep children with special needs occupied over the winter months. I'll be featuring some of their stories and reviews over the coming days and weeks and have a big trip to the post office planned for tomorrow with a huge batch of Christmas toys to be played with and tested.
Today, I thought I'd bring you an exclusive competition with a special prize to brighten up the dark, cold Autumn school-runs. Next month, The Body Shop will be launching a brand new scent, based on and updating their popular White Musk range. Where White Musk was quite a heavy musk. The new 'White Musk Libertine' is a lot lighter with the musk combined with notes of orchid, vanilla and turkish delight. I was introduced to it at The Body Shop Christmas preview and love my bottle. It quickly became my favourite scent. I wore White Musk when I was a teenager so it has that nostalgic feel but is also fresh, modern and uplifting.
You can win a bottle to try for yourself before it hits the shops next month. All you have to do is comment on this blog entry or on our facebook page. Good luck!