It’s a big day here at XP HQ as the cutest member of our team, Miss Josephina Valentina, has just completed on her very first (Wendy*) house!
Cupcakes were freshly baked and brought to the team to mark the occasion, and then we were treated to a private viewing of the newest dwelling.
We caught up with Josie as she took a short break from packing and exploring who told us that ‘I am so so excited about my new Wendy House! And we are going to paint it blue and yellow and red and green and orange and pink and blue and yellow’.
I’m sure Grand Designs will be on the phone any minute now.
* Why is it called a Wendy house you might be asking (we were)… well, the original was built for Wendy Darling in J. M. Barrie‘s play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. Wendy was shot by the Lost Boy Tootles after arriving in Neverland, so Peter Pan and the Lost Boys built a small house around her where she had fallen. It was inspired by the wash-house behind Barrie’s childhood home in Kirriemuir and first appeared in story form in The Little White Bird in which fairies build a house around Mamie Mannering—the prototype for Wendy—so protecting her from the cold. Now you know…