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The Ordinary Lovely: A Valentine's afternoon tea treat for children

We've spent a substantial amount of January in a state of hibernation not venturing too far from home. Sniffles and a lack of sunshine have kept us indoors more often than we would have liked but at the same time, shutting ourselves away has actually been quite nice ... almost like the perfect antidote to the chaos of Christmas. Lego towers have been built, demolished and constructed once again, we've all had a chance to triumph at the Game of Life, and we've made serious inroads into our pile of chocolate coins (we're down to at least the last 70 billion).

However, so nice has it been to stay at home and play the day away, my littlest has not been all that keen on heading out in to the cold of an afternoon to go to nursery. There have been a few tears ... not because he doesn't like it there, more so because the showings of Kung Fu Panda are not as frequent as at home and popcorn is not handed out quite as freely, either.

As a little reward for a full week of attendance, I decided to treat him to an early Valentine's treat ... a date at the Teacup Café. The boys were sent the Teacup Play Café to review for the Great Little Trading Co. blog and it's been such a success that we've been adding bits and pieces to it ever since - check out the cute coffee machine and tea set that we bought our littlest for his birthday. The café really is the most magical of wooden toys ... children love it and we've yet to have an adult visit who hasn't stopped to have a look at it and pick up a pretend drink or two. It's quite enchanting.

Now, sitting down to a cup of tea and a biscuit with the boys is quite a regular occurrence in our house but writing a proper invitation, buying the cutest biscuits and heading down to the Teacup Café for a date rather than sitting at the kitchen table made the ritual that little bit more special. The seats might be a touch on the small side but I can confirm that the service and the clientele are top-notch!

The Ordinary Lovely: A Valentine's afternoon tea treat for children
The Ordinary Lovely: A Valentine's afternoon tea treat for children
The Ordinary Lovely: A Valentine's afternoon tea treat for children
The Ordinary Lovely: A Valentine's afternoon tea treat for children
The Ordinary Lovely: A Valentine's afternoon tea treat for children
The Ordinary Lovely: A Valentine's afternoon tea treat for children
The Ordinary Lovely: A Valentine's afternoon tea treat for children