Written on Tuesday 24 February, 2009
Some houses here have pretty substantial verandas at the back of their properties, but Happy Cottage doesn’t. It did, however, have a small banda (a wooden lean-to with banana fibre roof), on the side, which was in need of some love.
With the expert help of John the gardener (armed only with a panga, a local machete), we’ve rebuilt the banda, to about twice the size it was before. With a brick floor and plastic under the banana fibres, it’s a pretty sturdy construction under which we’re looking forward to chilling after work and at the weekends. I might work out there sometimes, too. Maybe we need a barbecue now?