July 6: Finished laying the foundation for the terrace and the extension to the patio. Chopped down the palm tree in the front garden & took out the stump.
July 8: Started laying the flagstones! Most of the terrace and a start on the patio extension! A bit of a wet day, but not too chilly. The first photo is an action shot of the lads at work.
July 9: Still wet, a bit chillier. No sign of the workmen.
July 10: Much better weather, and great progress on the stone work (but a bit more to do in the back still). First two shots are early this morning; the rest, very late in the day. The existing patio is extremely dirty, and is not actually as dark as it looks. There’ll be a bit of contrast though, even after the new stone has aged, but not too much.
July 13 & 14 (mostly the 13th): Finished most of the flagstones (still have the edge pieces to do), and the borders. Turned over a bit of earth.