The God father of modern shedism Gordon Thorburn is not only a judge for the Worlds best Shed competition (our Shed of the year competition don’t you know) – he’s also got a new book out -Pocket Guide to Sheds the follow up the the seminal guide to Sheds – Men and Sheds which was used as a cornerstone for many shed builders.
As the globe warms, everything runs out and people become the willing slaves of small electronic machines, we have our response: the Golden Age of Sheds. We can look out from our sheds and see those unfortunates, the slaves in question, the ones who would rather be stripped naked and whipped through the market square than be separated, for one nanosecond, from their portable telephones and i-thingies, and we can smile.
This book is where the smilers are. Here, you can find the man who reinvigorates the entente cordiale in wood, the woman who boils kettles, the woman who says ‘I’m Nicola from In the Shed’, the man who says ‘What’s yours?’, the dooket that Jock built, the blockhouse that Noah built, a neoclassical stately home, and all manner of things musical, yogic, animalcular, roguish, ockerish and cloudy.
Whether we see our shed as a place of work, a place of fun, a welcome refuge from normality, a shaded pool of tranquility, a realisation of a secret yearning, a place to pot up the geraniums, or a little bit of all those things combined, we Sheddies, tribesfolk of the mighty Sheddici, hold one truth to be undeniable. We have our sheds, and the others haven’t.
Whenever see our shed as a place of work, a place of fun, a welcome refuge from normality, a shaded pool of tranquillity, a realisation of a secret yearning, a place to put up the geraniums, or a little bit of alll of those, We Sheddies, tribes folk of the mighty Sheddici, hold one truth to be undeniable.
We have our sheds, and the others haven’t
It’s features loads of sheddies including my good self, Last years shed of the year winner Reg Miller, Rugby Pub Tim who was shed of the year in 2008 , Nicola Brown from In the Shed amongst others, it’s a great read and follows up the brilliant Men and sheds – but with a more detailed view of each sheddie – written in Gordon’s unique way.
Anyway we have 3 copies to give away for Shed Week – Closing date 17th July 2011 UK entry only –