Next year in February I turn 40. The first in our house to do so, we are in the midst of planning a party to celebrate the occasion. I loved our wedding, it was a beautiful celebration, held outside, under the stars by candle and fairy light. Fresh flowers adorned the tables, it was elegant and beautiful.
For my 40th, we plan on having a very similar gathering, a Midsummer Nights Dream party. Whimsical, romantic and soft. Work in the yard has already begun. We are fortunate to have many large mature trees in which we can string the fairy lights, however when initially beginning construction of our extension, we dumped the fill we dug out into a large part of the yard to be eventually used as a carport. Time changed those plans and now we will install a swimming pool in that spot, though for now we need the area for guests at the party.
Stage one of garden party prep, was to remove the fill, level the ground and lay turf. This stage is now completed, giving us so much more room, a ‘sports field’ for the boys to play football and cricket and the required area for guest on party night.
Stage two includes constantly refreshing the garden to ensure it’s looking it’s best in February.
Have you ever been to a garden party? When was the last time you had a birthday party? Have you turned 40 yet, I hear it’s the new 30?
Special thanks to Mr Stewart Ross our very talented wedding photographer. Not a day goes by without us still enjoying our wedding photos, thank you. x