Not really my taste today, here is the garden of the house where I lived with Jill and the children. When I dug the pond, the soil was used to level the lawn - I lifted every piece of turf and laid it back using a spirit level to keep it flat - completely bonkers!
I built the wall (9 inch solid, English bond) during the summer of 1993 - it took ages for an unaccomplished bricklayer such as myself! In retrospect, I feel the wall would have been better without the roof over the gate!
The grille over the pond was to prevent the children falling in. Before I installed this for safety, Daniel managed to ride his bicycle into the water, giving Jill (and him) rather a fright!
Scanned 35mm colour slide
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