When I was younger I used to love sitting out in the sun, the hotter the better and I avoided the shade. Now since having children I can’t sit out in it like I used to. I still love to sit outdoors on a nice warm day, but I look for a shady part of the garden and end up moving my chair around the garden as the day goes on.
I also don’t want the girls sitting out with the sun beating down on them, especially Alice who has really fair skin. We have a really lovely sofa and chair set and I’ve been dreaming of having a overhang parasol since we got the furniture 5 years ago. VonHaus kindly sent us their Overhanging Garden Parasol to try out and I was so excited at the weekend the sun came out and it gave me a chance to get it out.
It was really easy put together, the base just screwed together and then you add the parasol and set it to the height you require.
To put the parasol up, you turn this handle and it folds out really easily and I was able to do this all myself.
It covers a really large area and completely covered all the chairs and table, which was great. The umbrella is a great size and it was nice to have a shady area where we wanted it. It also gives UV30+ protection.
The parasol needs to be secured using weighted parasol segments and they recommend you use the VonHaus 2 pack Banana Base and you will need 2 sets. This makes the parasol incredibly secure.
I’m really happy with the parasol, its given us a lovely area to sit in and keep cool on a warm day. We spend a lot of time out in the garden over the summer months and now I can sit comfortably in the shade while the girls have fun. Plus when they want to rest, they can sit and cool down.
Or in Alice’s case she can have a lie down 🙂
I can’t wait for the summer ahead of us and getting to spend lots of time out in the garden, knowing that we can get that much needed shade when we want it.
Disclosure: We were kindly sent out parasol and base packs in return for an honest review. All views, opinions and photos are my own.