I was not in there to do the laundry but to sort through the seeds on the counter beneath the window.
When we were designing the gardens our idea was that the outside should be an extension of the rooms of our house. To that end the gardens should be visible from every window and accessible from each room. We had no idea what the design should be but each space revealed its needs as we went. That is the advantage of time. Time to discover that we wanted a seating area in each garden that would provide us with a place to sit through every season. That we didn't want to have to mow grass- although sometimes I think that having no grass is more work than having grass. One day D joked that our gardens were rather like the circus act of the man with all the plates spinning on sticks-running back to stop the first plate from falling.
A few have fallen recently but we'll just pick them up and start again.