After three weeks of newspaper curtains we now have blinds.
White wood look on all the front windows and,
Sunscreen blinds on the back sliding door, that not only provide privacy, but also cool the house too.
Not being allowed to erect any structures to provide shade in the courtyard is insane given the climate here, and having lived in the house for three weeks I realized that I needed something that was practical in combating the heat of the afternoon sun, not something that was aesthetically pleasing.
Actually, I am rather pleased with the finished product as once the garden is done I still have a view of the outside even when the blinds are down.
Another step closer to heaven...............