Just a few shots of the patio this time; here it is with all of the hardcore and the edges of the steps in place, this time last year.
In this shot you can also see the edge of the patio in place; it's slightly higher at this side than the surrounding grass so a small retaining wall had to be built.
Same patio, different angle, then.
Now. With some washing on the line - making the most of the good weather. You can also see the new fence panels in the background and the outside power point at the front right of the photo - very useful for plugging in the puffer thing that blows up DC's paddling pool...