BARBIE GIRL (July 13 issue)

Lydia Houghton tells us about one of her favourite win.
"My 9 year old daughter, Betsy-May, was in desperate need of some new bedroom furniture.  You can imagine how thrilled we were to find out she had been selected as a runner up in the 'Barbie Fashion Designer' competition.  Her prize included a trip to the Barbie Headquarters, afternoon tea with 'Barbie' and the services of an interior designer.  On the day they surprised us with a huge selection of Barbie toys and furniture items including every girl's dream item a gorgeous chandelier! They then presented her with a cheque for £1,300 to purchase everything else we would need to make her bedroom fit for a princess.  

I have won some great things over the years, but this was one of my favourites!"