This post has been a long time coming. The different stages of getting our deck to look somewhat decent have taken a long time. It all started in March, when we came up with the idea of building a half-wall of sorts to make the sitting area more private.


 As many of you may know, my quest for looking fit, tan and bronzed, sort of like something out of a Tom Ford advertisment, is still ongoing. If I could, I'd spend entire days, lounging in the sun, recreating the Italian holiday and easygoing vibes of the characters in the movie The Talented Mr Ripley (without all the murdering, of course).