Patience pays off

To report that our backyard is small is an understatement. When we moved into the house two years ago we had great plans for an outdoor room, small pool and plants; the car has to fit too. We achieved our plans with the exception of somewhere comfortable to sit. 

Many boxes and pieces of furniture have added to the eclectic clutter of our home, until now. Plastic pallets, plywood, a gazebo kit, café blinds, a shade sail, careful planning and patience have resulted in an outdoor room. I am happy to say that we are protected from the sun, rain and even evil mozzies. Unfortunately our achievement is at the expense of the washing line and pool. 

Cheerful corner

This is a glimpse of the morning sun pouring through stained glass in the door that goes to the front garden. The light is diffused as it passes through a curtain decorated with appliquéd leaves in shades of green. Combined with the wall colour, candle sticks and Cirque du Soleil painting; a warming church-like scene.

I find the term ‘drawing-room’ a trifle pretentious, however after dinner we do withdraw to this east facing, cheerful, cosy and comfortable place.