Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Small Patio is Laid

I haven't posted much this week as I've had my parents down to stay. My dad has helped the Other Half lay a small patio to the side of the shed in the back garden in an area that could only ever have been previously described as a bit tatty. You may recall me mentioning in an earlier post that I had been to the local garden centre and looked at some slabs but all the ones I liked were unavailable. It was therefore with some trepidation that on Monday I left work a bit early and with the Other Half we headed back to the same garden centre. This time I spotted some paving slabs that I had previously missed and these were in stock! My car was laden with 12 slabs and the Other Half followed in his car with another 12!

On Tuesday the Other Half and my dad cleared the area where the small patio was going to be positioned.   By Tuesday afternoon the cement mixer (borrowed from our neighbours) was on the go and the labourers were hard at work.

In the garden we have a small shed which is also used by Our Daughter as a playroom. She has an old dolls bed in it. Guess who took a fancy to that! George, the puppy, of course!

He initially behaved himself very well ...

He then succumbed to the traits of a puppy and pulled a teddy bear over before starting to chew it!
He was quickly escorted out of the shed and the door slammed shut!
That teddy with the blue ribbon used to be mine and was given to me when I was a baby. It has now been handed down to Our Daughter. If George hadn't been spotted it wouldn't have lasted another ten minutes let alone be passed on to the next generation! He is a bit of a terror at the moment. He rushes around all day and then by about eight o'clock each evening he lies down and goes to sleep looking to all the world as if butter wouldn't melt ...

We have had a few glorious days here but by this evening it had started to rain - just as we're heading into the week-end. 

The newly laid patio was finished by Wednesday afternoon. The cast iron bench we have had for some 15 years was moved into place. It needs a coat of hammerite and I'm not sure whether to paint it a similar green or to go for another colour - decisions, decisions ...

 Archie fast asleep under the bushes in the front garden. It's a hard life being a cat!

The small patio has now made the path from the back door to the garage look very tatty indeed and so that will be another project to be added to the "to do" list. Meanwhile, I'm off to look at the Amazon site to look at their range of hammerite!

Until next time.



  1. George the puppy is adorable!

  2. In the garden, we also have a small shed which is used by my sister 's daughter as a playroom. She has an old dolls bed in it. But sometime it is using our mini cat.


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