As that well known song goes “I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it“ Rik, Christian and Casper started laying the blocks for the new decking area. We have been waiting for this for almost a year now and it is about to happen. Yes, I know that there is lots more to be done before we can sit outside, sip wine, watch the sun go down, sip wine, read, sip wine etc… but Rik reckons that it will all be finished in within a couple of weeks – Hurrah.
All through the summer last year, we had to sit out amongst the rubble that was the back garden before the septic tank went in and if we had any visitors, they had to sit in the front garden or down where the swallows are nesting. This year there will be a table, chairs, parasols and a place for the barbecue (does anyone smell gas?)
This, for me has been about the most important bit of building work we have had done. I know that the new bathroom, shower, rendering are all very valid ways to improve the house but I think this is the one I have been looking forward to the most. I am an outdoors baby and I can think of nothing worse that being stuck indoors on a day like today – Bright sunshine, the bluest sky you ever did see and temperatures of 20 degrees feeling more like 35.
Anyway, I know I am “going on” but I really am very excited and I just thought you might like to share it with me.
Until the next installment