Those nice people over at SKY emailed me to get a quote about sheds, normal I thought, then they explained why, this sheddie wanted SkyHD in his shed, and looks like it’s been setup, so well done Sheddie and “my quote” is at the bottom..! Looks like a great retreat, maybe Alan can share it here.
Alan Cook, aged 58, from Market Harborough has given his shed the ultimate high-tech makeover with a bit of help from Skyâ€™s technicians, transforming it into his very own private paradise.
Complete with mini gym, games console, fridge, lazy-boy armchair, Sky HD, broadband and telephone, his pimped up 3m by 2m will no doubt be the envy of men nationwide.
Mr Cook explains: â€œMy wife always joked that I used to spend more time in the shed than I did with her. However, once she realised I could keep all my boys toys under one roof, whilst she has the run of the house without me getting under her feet, she soon realised what a bonus it was!â€
The techno-tastic utopia came to the attention of Skyâ€™s Installation Team when they received Mr Cookâ€™s unusual request for Sky HD to be installed in his shed.
As Steve Brockwell, the engineer who installed Mr Cookâ€™s system explains: â€œWeâ€™ve had a fair few bizarre requests from customers over the years, but Iâ€™ve never seen anything like this. Weâ€™re just glad that we were able to help him bring his sanctuary bang up to date. With all his shed gizmos, he may never have to leave it again!â€
Itâ€™s not just Mr Cook enjoying the benefits, as his wife, Jackie added: â€œNow Alanâ€™s managed to get even HD installed into his shed, I never see him anymore! But at least I get to watch what I want in the living room!â€
As Uncle Wilco, â€˜Head Sheddieâ€™ of www.readersheds.co.uk explains: “The garden shed has long been a place to get away from it all, and we’re increasingly hearing about men turning into what you might call ‘Shedonists’. Mr Cook’s shed sounds wonderful and shows that the shed can also be a space for people to indulge their technical whims as they surf the internet and watch TV. As Mr Cook has shown, it can be a sanctuary, a haven for men to escape the stresses and strains of modern life, and indulge in some purely Shedonistic ‘me time’.”
As seen in the metro and the Sun without my quote.
If you see it anywhere else let me know!