I knew today would not be routine. First of all I had to buy sand and gravel before setting about work on the patio. Instead of routinely putting down six full-size paving slabs, I shaped pieces and fitted them into nooks and crannies.
This sort of work is very fiddly. Spaces have to be measured carefully and allowances made for mortar between adjacent slabs. Getting the mortar into some of the crevices was a bit tricky. Hence, I spent most of the day fiddling around.
Perhaps tomorrow will be more straightforward and I’ll be able to lay six more full-size paving stones.