As I type this Lara is sound asleep on our sofa after a busy jubilee celebration with her Grandparents. OK, so the planned BBQ turned out to be a 'grill' instead and all of the garden toys had to be brought inside to avoid the rain showers but who cares? We had fun!
Yesterday Lara made bunting for her playhouse - the Sweetheart Cottage from the new Love My Street range from Worlds Apart which was launched just in time for the jubilee.
Earlier in the week we did manage to get out in the garden with Lara's new playhouse. Sweetheart Cottage is more than just a wendy house, it really encourages imaginative play with the accompanying cooker that comes as part of the set. The cooker also comes with an apron, baking tray, cookies and servers. My budding chef Lara was in her element and within minutes of first laying eyes on her cottage, Lara was cooking for us all.
The Love My Street range by Worlds Apart is a little girl's dream - if you can afford the complete set of four playhouses (Little Miss Boutique, Cupcake Corner and Penpal Post Office) then you can join them all up with their flowery bunting and have a street party all of your own! How's that for role play?
I found the Sweetheart Cottage incredibly easy to construct and the beauty of it is that when the weather turns, or when we run out of space in the house I can collapse it and store all of the pieces inside the cooker and it will still be usable as a toy cooker! Genius. The decoration is so detailed and I love the fact that the shape is something more than just a simple square - it has a shaped roof!
In a little over a fortnight's time our garden will be packed full of little girls (and boys) celebrating Lara's birthday and I think this play house is going to be ideal for letting them all run away with their imaginations.