Summer had flown again hasn’t it?
It doesn’t seem two minutes since I was happily ordering garden furniture for those long summers days in the garden. And now it is nearly over and I am lovingly packing it all away in my new Asgard Garden Shed for next year. It feels like it has taken forever to get the garden how we want it to be. So the space is perfect for our family who is growing up far to quickly.
In fact this year saw a little bit of a landmark in the garden as we made the decision to take the boys play house down. It was a gift to the boys by a family friend many years ago. They have enjoyed many happy hours playing in it. In fact I remember it arriving, we fitted a tiled floor, and curtains at the windows.
We purchased a little play kitchen and tables and chairs, and the boys spent ages out there. Our little house was part of life, where the boys happily pottered as we sat in the garden with a glass of wine after a long day at work.
But then the inevitable happened and they stopped playing in the little house. It became sad and unloved, just somewhere for them to store scooters, skateboards and other modes of transport they were told to tidy up.
Call me sentimental, but it made me so sad
This little house had given them many happy hours. Yet there it was sad and unloved, used as a bike store. I made the decision to move it on; it needs a little TLC but is moving to my beautiful little God Daughters garden. I know she will love and appreciate it, and I know her Mum will lovingly restore it. Put the curtains back at the windows and it will be played with for many years to come. Our family is growing up and changing as are our needs as a family.
Now I am reclaiming the space
For years our garden has been overrun with kiddies toys, cars and bikes. But I have decided to use this little space and have replaced the house with a storage shed just for pretty things.
You see, the Christie boys have no time for pretty things; cushions, lanterns and flowers are not on their agenda. It’s all about sports equipment, bikes and sledges. Our other shed, which I keep pondering on whether to convert to a garden room! Is packed with enough equipment to keep a small sports club going for a year.
But they use it, they are always in rummaging, pulling out bikes, and throwing in sledges laden with snow. It’s not a good place to store my pretty cushions, and tables. They will not last a winter in that shed.
When the lovely people from Asgard offered me a solution, my very own she shed. The perfect size to store all my own garden goodies in, somewhere I can lock, hide the key and keep all my lovely things save and dry until next summer arrives.
You can choose a variety of sizes and colours to suit your needs but I went for a cream 5×3 shed. Perfect for storing my furniture, cushions etc. Ordering was easy and my shed was made to order, delivered and laid out to make building easy. I am not going to lie; I left this to Chris, it only took him an hour. And he informs me it was easy to build with clear and simple instructions. You just need to ensure you have a hard standing base to build the shed upon.
I have filled it with all of our lovely garden things, things I want to keep safe and dry.
It is all safely locked away until next year and hopefully a long hot summer. And the play house will be getting a lovely makeover ready for a few more years serving as a castle to a little princes. Oh and I am hiding the key, I have already seen Joe eyeing it up for his bikes!