Ok…sorry to OD you all on house news but the fish pond generated significant comments – especially from fellow parents. At almost a meter deep and with Angus almost walking it was the source of considerable stress for us so I have had some customized steel covers made to alleviate the risk. Very happy with how they turned out. Aesthetically it looks great and the fish are actually loving a bit of structure to swim around. It wasn’t long before they were darting in and out of the steel and concrete columns I dropped in to the pond to sit the sections on.
I also had my steel fabricator make me a wall mounted clothes line ….