Something new has appeared on my blog. There it is, in my sidebar - the little badge with the Rice Krispies men on it.
Back in January I went to Kellogg's, where I talked about healthy eating and did cutting and sticking. I have to admit, I'd turned up in a bit of a grump - I was fighting a losing battle with breakfast most mornings, with children refusing to eat their delicious porridge or taking one bite out of slices of toast and declaring the rest to be 'crusts'.
One of the things I liked most about the visit to Kellogg's was just how straightforward they were. When another blogger asked a question about low GI diets vs low carb, the nutritionist looked perplexed. Why not just eat a healthy diet? she said. And then showed us the good old Eatwell Plate. No-one was trying to reinvent the wheel here.
Since then, I've relaxed a bit - a bit of variety never hurt anyone. The Rice Krispies men are welcome at our table, and we all enjoy weekend visits from the Choc 'n' Roll monkey.
A few weeks later, Kellogg's emailed to say they were planning to sponsor some bloggers to go to the Cybermummy parent blogger conference in June. Did I want to be considered? I said yes, but didn't really expect to hear anything back. I was very excited to hear that I'd been chosen to receive sponsorship.
I'm looking forward to it a great deal: a day full of blogging workshops, a speech by Sarah Brown, and a night in a London hotel without children. I'll get to meet new people, learn new things, and eat my breakfast without anybody screaming.
In celebration - and to show my thanks to Kellogg's - I shall be doing the Special K diet, and making something out of Rice Krispies, and blogging about both very soon. Kellogg's didn't ask me to do this, I just thought it would be nice - I might lose some weight, and the children could eat something gooey. Everyone wins.