Outside space is really important to me. It allows us all to get out, get some fresh air and for the kids to run around and burn off some energy. When the children are at preschool and school, I also feel it is my personal, peaceful, more tranquil space where I can breathe and try to unwind. Lately, I have been taking the laptop outside to blog, it’s been great.
We are very lucky to have this outside space, but it has got very tatty looking, the shed too small and the tree/bush too overgrown with lots of weeds. The decking is very slippery when wet and the children get lots of splinters from it. We decided it was about time we gave the garden a bit of a makeover.
Operation ‘garden makeover began’. Last weekend, we cut down the very overgrown tree/bush and weeds, it took all day and many blisters and scratches later, it was down. All we had to look at, at the end of the day, was a huge pile of sticks and leaves to get rid of. The children loved helping us take the sticks to the hippo bag. They had a great time.
A new shed was delivered on Tuesday. So we literally demolished the old, battered metal shed and started increasing the size of the base, ready for the larger shed to go on. This felt really good, as I hated the look of the old shed. The kids loved playing in the earth we removed (just as if it was a sandpit), they even found a centipede!
At the weekend, my parents came to help us build the new shed. It was a lot of work and the children loved helping (?!). It was definitely a whole family affair!
By the end of the weekend, we had a new shed, no tree/weeds/bush and all the rubbish had gone, it’s great!
Stage one of operation garden makeover is now complete I love it, especially, the fact that we all got involved.
The second stage begins on Thursday, but luckily, we have resorted to hiring someone else to complete this stage, of decking removal and patio laying. I am really looking forward to that bit!