I’m writing my first post from my new office for the summer, sitting outside on my new deck! OMG, I’m so much in love with it. First, I have been missing and dreaming of an outdoor space for the last 2 years. The previous condo we had lacked an outdoor space (I know! Why on earth did we buy it in the fIrst place)!, Long story short, it was just an awful mistake on our part. Live and learn, right!
But now, all is good, and I mean AMAZING! The weather is still cool, but with the sun warming us up we can already enjoy a few hours outside on our deck, and let me tell you it will be hard to be productive this summer, since all I want to do is sit outside and enjoy a good glass of wine and entertain friends, but don’t worry, I will take time to cook and create new recipes for you guys.
So it is very early in the season, but so far here’s what we did with the outdoor space. The main area of the deck is 8 feet by 10 feet, enough space for a conversation set. We can easily sit 4 people with space for a few more chairs if needed. We have a little shed on the deck (which is very handy to store all the cushions and blanket at night and on rainy days), and beside the shed we still have another 3 feet by 4 feet of outdoor space.
Right now that little space is opened onto the neighbours balcony. We are planning to fill it with big trees to create more privacy and providing me with more green (you know how much I love nature). The space is bit smaller than I would have liked. I don’t have a lot of space to grow food, since my citrus trees will take up most of the space. Look at my lemons ! They are so happy here in full sunlight! I will still be able to grow some edibles using the space on the walls. (I have started some seeds and as soon as the weather permits it I will transplant outside).