As I may have mentioned (once or twice!), my dad and hubby are currently decking our back garden. It's a lovely big area, but owing to being on a slope it was pretty much unusable. I've had the house for 11 years now and it has taken this long to find the money to get it done. We are also getting all our windows replaced and, at long last, getting patio doors put in. They will open out onto the decking and open up a whole world of possibilities for us and the kids.
As you can imagine, I will owe my dad a huge debt of gratitude for all his hard work once it's done. Dad's never been one for receiving presents, so aside from a bottle of whiskey for father's day, we have decided to have a nice big party for him and all the family once it's done. For us, a garden party is all about barbecued food, cocktails, home made elderflower champagne (first batch bottled last night!), a beautiful view and good company.