The first move towards building the patio was taken on 29th April when I ordered paving slabs from B&Q. Shortly after their arrival on 1st May I started demolishing the old patio to make way for the new one. My first mention of it here was on 6th June.* At that time I had dug a trench for the retaining wall, and I was levelling the ground in preparation for hard core.
Two months and twenty-one days after ordering the slabs, the job is finished - apart from tidying the joins; therefore I am jubilant, especially as my wife likes what I have done.
When the joins have been tidied and I have disposed of all unwanted hard core, unused bricks, plus old sand and mortar I shall be able to concentrate on ‘Pike’. There are a few things that require doing to her before I take her for a sail. She’ll take up residence in the ‘boathouse’ as soon as I transfer new garden furniture from it to the patio.
*The Patio and ‘Ladybird’