Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:59
Mike - are you including yourself in the 'young gorgeous ones' my love? I certainly am - look at my avatar - I can honestly say it looks exactly like me....
Andy - don't worry - we all lack patience!
Making a little plan is a good idea - doesn't have to be 100% accurate. Measure up as best you can and then mark out which areas will have what function according to the amount of sun or shade - eating/sitting area, play area and so on. Look at lots of pix and then you can rule out things you don't like and gradually narrow it down to the style you like best. Everything will depend on your budget and the amount of time you can spend as well.
Just remember - it's your garden and has to suit your needs.