So I made a garden centre visit t'other day - the same one, in fact, where I got all my last goodies.. just in case anyone has read my last blog post and thinks I make daily pilgrimages ;)
Out at the front was a display of garden furniture, and in among them was a rather sweet little park bench!
It was only £29.99, and since it's summer & I'm out in the garden as much as possible at the moment, I couldn't resist buying it.
Initially, I was heartbroken to find out that it came in a flat pack :(
My assembling skills were relatively virgin, but luckily I did at least know one end of a hammer from the other.
So, with a little (lot) of help from my Ma & Pa, the assembling of the park bench could commence!
And let us not forget the help of my dog. He oversaw the project like a true boss, except a really pesky one who thrusts a tuggy toy at you when you're trying to hold a screw in place.
An hour later... TA DA!
I'm incredibly lucky that my parents work so hard to make my garden as nice as it is, so my new favourite thing to do is take a book & a cushion outside and settle myself on the bench for the afternoon :)
If I'm feeling especially jazzy, I lay down and hold my book up to read so I can see the sky behind the pages (which sounds fabulously romantic and lovely.. for the 10 minutes until my arms start to ache)
I think this will do me quite nicely for the rest of the summer!
It's also pretty beastly when you take out a home made ice lolly.. except it does mean you make some insect friends.
Does anyone else have a happy place for summer? :)