During late winter and early spring of this year we decided to do some work on the garden. It was quite a big garden but just have all grass was not very practical and therefore we set about to add a few patios and the the aviary and rabbit pen setup properly on concrete.
The first task was to plan out what we wanted. As the garden was quite large, and south facing we thought we would make the most of this with 2 large patios at opposite ends of the garden. As we kept Budgies in the aviary we wanted to make sure this was on a concrete base (it was on the lawn at the moment) and also to incorporate a rabbit pen area so they could roam about a little during the day.
The plan was that we would construct a raised bed, using all of the soil that was dug out for widening the paths and making the patios. This would need a small wall building in order to retain all the soil. The wall needed a footing and so we marked out its length and then created a concrete trench with which to build the wall on.
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Having been a fan of motor sport and in particular Formula 1 since I was a about 10, I had always wanted to have a go in a single seater and for Christmas I was gifted a racing experience at the Three Sisters race track. I loved it!
The Three Sisters race track is located in Ashton-in-Makerfield near Wigan in the north west of England. The experience started with some driving tips and tricks to learn the lines in a nice Mini Cooper and then we got about 10 minutes around the track in a single seater Formula Ford card reaching speeds of around 80 – 90 mph – it felt much faster!
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