Here are a few pictures of where we are so far.
This is the outline of borders, deck and patio in white spray paint.
This is one of the first borders to be dug out (by me and Eamonn I might add)
You can see in this picture some of the dirt we have dug out of the borders
As the pile grows, I thought I'd better stand behind it for scale.
Patio area dug out
Patio with gravel bedding in place
Matting and stones for under the deck
More to follow in the next few days.