Today marks the commencement of Winter here in Australia. But we’ve been having cold days and chilly nights since the middle of April which was late fall. As I’ve told you in my last post, there is a challenge to use your outdoor space during winter and let me tell you once again, if there’s a will, there is a way. I will show you how we took on the challenge of enjoying the outdoor when temperature has been dropping down. First allow me to show you once again our courtyard last summer so you can see the difference:
My husband bought and assembled a gas heater from Bunnings to make sure that our guests will be comfortable and never freeze. We have also added something on the wall which becomes a focal point of our courtyard:
The newest additional decor are these sconces which hold 7 tea light candles which I bought for only$14.99 from Aldi. Putting decor on your outdoor wall is getting the taste of your inside space outside.
You can see here, our courtyard is ready for some alfresco dining. To top it all, we dared to invite guests for an early dinner, 5:30 which was already dark. But it was part of the challenge of enjoying your outdoor to the fullest during winter. Well, we actually did it during that time since our son was part of their school musical which started at 7 pm and those friends of ours who were watching that night were invited to our place before and after the show ( our way of extending our gratitude for the support they have given to our son ). Now let’s inspect the courtyard during the night:
Linking this to: Between Naps on the Porch