..so excuse the pun but it really has been all hands on deck this week as we've built a new deck for the courtyard in the new house and tried to finish off as much as possible in time for opening up for the public this weekend as part of London Open House. We've managed to achieve quite a lot but there will still be quite a few things not complete - such as the front gate.. Sadly we've been let down by a delivery of pebbles for the front courtyard today so things won't look quite as good as we had hoped but if there is one thing I have learned building a house it is not to rely on deliveries being on time!
Here's my builder Keith (on his knees!) and Mick carrying soil for the new planter..
'All Hands on Deck'
..and even my In-laws have flown in from Sweden to help with the gardening and making the curtains!