Enhancing our outdoor space

I would love to enhance our outdoor space, its something I
regularly write about but never seem closer to achieving sadly. We have started paying back our credit
cards, throwing any spare money their way, thinking twice about some purchases
or reigning in our social life so we can clear the debt quicker. One credit card down, two to go! It’s so easy to spend on them, you get the
instant gratification of your new purchase but then it’s the hard slog to clear
them. I have knocked buying books on
the head when we have a perfectly well equipped library available for free.

Once the dreaded credit cards are gone we can start back on
project house and garden. So many ideas
but so little funds to do any of them, this time though I am going to save
before I buy! For the outside space I
would really like to get a veranda as I think it would enhance the look of our
house and garden. I was looking on
123v.com to see which particular veranda would suit
our old stone house. It would probably
have to be quite traditional to fit in with the existing features of the
property. But I think it would give it
more character, I feel we can’t shake off what it used to be unless we do
something more drastic.

I really like sitting outdoors, but the weather in Wales is
so temperamental, some verandas are designed to shelter you from the weather so
I would go for that type. Then we would
get more use out of it, instead of being limited to the occasional (rare) bit
of sunshine!

I would like it to be romantic though with pretty flowers
growing alongside it, I guess I have lots of dreams for this property but the
reality never quite matches it. We are
still living with the mass of tarmac, a rather tired trampoline and a grassy
patch the dog favours to go to the toilet!!! Hardly my ideal space for
entertaining friends…

But our plans do eventually come into fruitation; we
just take longer than some especially now I want to stop using credit! I bet by the time I retire this house will
be perfect… (Just in time for the “For sale” sign to go up and us to
downsize!). Least we splashed out and
got the barbecue we always wanted, that’s something we try and use as often as
possible, but with a veranda we could probably wheel it out more. We always said we would add
a play area for the boys
but by the time we get cracking they won’t need
one anymore!!! Oh well more room for
adult entertaining, veranda, hot tub, a garden heater and a swinging
chair! One day it will be mine…

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