There are many things about modern living that differ greatly from when I was growing up. In those days we were expected to eek out Dad’s income by growing all our own fruit and vegestables. This was quite normal for many families anyway – there being far less shops available, we would have gone pretty hungry without the home grown produce. We had a nice grassy patch to play on and a few paving slabs arranged outside the back door. My parents would put out their deck chairs on high days and hiolidays. The patio table was in fact an upturned orange or potato box with a tea towel over it. My how much more sophisticated things are today. With really lovely patio sets and to set off a warm autumnal evening, we can have lighting schemes to enhance the shrubbery. Professional installation is critical to ensure safety – cutting corners is never a good idea.