I thought it might be possible to lay six paving slabs today, and so it turned out. The final slab at the far end was shaped to fit around a corner of the garage foundations. Whenever I mixed more mortar than needed I used the surplus to repair brickwork and paving around the house. Estimating how much mortar has to be mixed is still problematic. Maybe I’ll get it in time.
At this stage I have at least a further nine to ten day’s work of laying slabs. They will not be consecutive days. I have yet to lay two rows of seven, and five rows of eight, some of which will have to be cut to shape.