About Us

Get to know us

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Hi there,

Pleased to meet you, we are glad you’re here at Awesome Backyard Living.

I guess you’re curious about;

who we are? what we get up to, and what we can do for you.

Let’s have a coffee together and I will tell you all about us.

Our Mission

Awesome Backyard Living is here to help you figure out the best 

products that you can comfortably afford and at the same time meet the needs of your family.

To provide tips, advice, and information based on honest research.

Our Values

Awesome Backyard Living operates on;

Sincerity, Honesty, and Trust.

Our Promise

We are here to serve and support you.

Maybe you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed with so many choices,

Hundreds of websites all offering “The Best” products. 

We promise to help you achieve your desires, by breaking down and simplifying information in an easy and understandable way.

Who We Are

We are Maggie and Len Bartle, a husband and wife team.

We have over 30 years of experience living the outdoor life.

We have cooked, grilled, barbecued, and entertained in all kinds of weather from the tropics to the frozen lands.

The secret to our staying- power is our love and passion for backyard living,

fresh air, great food, and above all lots of fun, building memories that last a lifetime.

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Lets Wind The Clock Back A Little

My passion for outdoor life and gardening began way-back when I was a child growing up in rural Ireland.

My fondest memories were digging in the soil, helping (or hindering) my Grandad as he planted potatoes and vegetables, and I have have been addicted ever since.

(Forget the dolls, give me a shovel and I will dig you up some dirt any-day)

Fast Forward (this won’t take long)

  Len and I met when we were teenagers, Oh! so long ago, he was a  soldier and I was a trainee nurse in the British Army.

 We fell in love, married, and made two wonderful sons, and three amazing grandchildren, (no we’re not responsible for making them)

 We traveled extensively experiencing many extraordinary cultures around the world.

 The BBQ thing and eating outside began when we lived in Malaysia.We didn’t even know what the word barbecue meant but, we were about to find out.

 It was an amazing social experience and the most delicious food we had ever tasted.

      Yes! from that day forward Len and I developed “barbecue fever”                             

BBQ here, BBQ there, BBQ everywhere. 

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Spiky-plant-in-container.

Our Leisure Pursuits

When we’re not researching, brainstorming, or typing the tips of our fingers away you will find me outside in our backyard garden going potty, 

furiously planting flowers in anything that even resembles a flower pot.(I think I was a buttercup or a daisy in a past life)

Gardening –  Flowers, Garden Pots, and creating stuff.

Yoga/Qi Gong – Need these to calm my racing mind.

Shopping – (had to get this one in).

 

                          I must tell you about this;

My Latest Obsession;

len and mag next to stone flower potCreating kids from concrete, yes you heard that right.

I call them “My blooming kids” (now ours are all grown up).

These little people are amazing.

No need to feed them, they stay where I put them too,

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 and they make everyone smile.

What does Len Do?

Len loves DIY, fishing and photography (when he gets the time)

Traveling and boating – We both love traveling and boating leisurely down the river.

Not forgetting barbecuing, grilling, and socializing in our backyard.

Still Here? Good Then We Will Tell You Why We Created This Website

Now to the serious stuff.

After having personally experienced buying products that were faulty the first time we used them or didn’t match the hyped-up description. 

Feeling overwhelmed and not knowing who to trust.

We decided there must be a better way to help people like us, purchase products with confidence, to make it easier to choose what is right for your family,

                    and so Awesome Backyard Living was born.

 

We Care About You

We do not manufacture these products ourselves. We advertise them on our website because we believe and trust the companies they originate from.

We take the time to source the best quality products and trustworthy companies because we deeply believe a product should do what it is supposed to do; 

  • Be made from good quality material
  • Be safe to use
  • Useful and easy to clean
  • Easy to maintain.

As well as, have oceans of positive reviews from real people who have already bought and used the products and are happy with them.

Then you will be too.

No Faux Information

We are not interested in faux information or silly claims, just good quality, useful products that you’ll like using and your family will love.

 

No Time For Products That Don’t Work

Every product on our website is chosen by a very fussy Mum and Dad who knows what it’s like to spend hard-earned cash on faulty goods and hollow marketing.

our-extended-family-photo-easter-2019We have a large extended family and have no time for products that don’t work and are not reliable.

There is nothing more annoying or frustrating than when you have bought an item and it breaks down the first time you use it.

We know we can not help everyone on the planet, no matter how many glowing reviews a product receives, there will always be some that will slip through the cracks. 

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At Awesome Backyard Living We are here for you

 

Please forgive us if we get it wrong sometimes or we make mistakes, we are merely human beings just like you.

If you have questions, check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ) section.

We feel privileged to be part of your journey especially when you have found exactly what you need without the drama or stress.

Or, if there is something you would like to share, whether we have helped you in some way (or not) either way we want to hear from you. You can contact us here.

So there you have it, It was a pleasure chatting to you.

I hate to say goodbye so if you can spare the time now, (or later by saving this page in your favourites)

you may like to take a quick peek around Awesome Backyard Living or check out our most popular posts below.

Thanks a million, see you soon again.

Our Motto, Life is for living, go live it

and make unforgettable memories.

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