And by the end of the post, looked something like this
Fast forward a couple of months and DC's wendy house was popped in the space next to the tree (as seen at the far right back of the photo above.)
And one little boy was in digger heaven!
But then finally, a couple of weeks ago the building work was done and we were able to start work on the side alley. First a new fence and gate were erected (by the builders), then hubby (with a little help from DC & I) wheeled barrow loads of gravel round, then hubby moved all of the stones/spare paving slabs and roof tiles, and the coal bunker back. Phew.
There's a lot of fun to be had with a green bucket.