So, we have had enough of taking furniture out onto the patio and in again. This weekend we had a roof put in over the patio. Just clear, smokey perspex panels so that the light still gets into the house. It really looks great. We left the section open where the creepers are so they will still get delicious rain water. Our plan is to buy some new furniture but right now we're just happy to have this space and we've already enjoyed a glass of wine out there and a breakfast.