A couple of weeks ago, I was gazing out of the back window, and uttered the fateful words, “A pergola would look nice out there”.
Without further ado, Lovely Chap was out there, measuring, sketching and rubbing his chin in a sage-like manner. The next day, a delivery of wood arrived, and we set to work.
The pergola was to be attached to the house wall, and provide a frame for plants to grow over on the decking. A frame was quickly assembled and he set to work staining it up. In his shorts. In the freezing cold.
Once that was done, all we needed were lights. I searched around online, and ordered 100m (yes… 100m) of fairy lights for outside use. I reasoned that if you were going to have lights, you may as well have lots of them.
Despite the initial setback of detangling the things – HOW can something brand new, never out of the box BE so tangled up?! – they were soon attached to the pergola and they look brilliant. We’ve got a heater that can be quickly attached to the frame, and the last job is to make some gold voile drapes to frame the sides. A perfect little place to sit and admire the garden from.