Serious in-roads were also made into the yard work thanks to our kind neighbour, who took pity after seeing me getting stuck into the driveway with a mattock and offered to swing by on his 'Kanga' and help.
Here's a before shot:
Enter our kind neighbour. Dan was overjoyed at not having to do all this hard work himself with a shovel.
Here it is at the end. Tree? Gone! Pile of dirt? Gone! It just needs a bit of gravel now to tidy it up.
We ended up with an excellent new pile of dirt too. No sure what we'll do with it all, but hey- the dog enjoyed it.
As an aside, Dan and I generally consume gin and tonic just about constantly, but we've discovered these handy bottles which are perfect for gardening sessions.