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Archive for January, 2013

Shed reading

It’s been just too damn cold to get out into the shed lately as the UK has been plunged into freezing ice and snow for what seems like weeks…

Luckily, a friend gave me the following as a bit of light reading and to raise my spirits!

Fifty Sheds of Grey

I’ve never read the original 50 Shades of Grey that the book is a spoof of, but I am sure it’s not a patch on the shed-based version!?

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Hand Made Xmas Part 2

Here’s the second of two hand made items I was given this Xmas…

Leaf mobile

Leaf mobile

Very different to the first, this is a beautifully delicate windchime / mobile made by my friend CJ. Constructed from dried and pressed leaves and sundry foliage, the items hang from a cotton-wrapped circle of wire.

It looks fantastic when the light shows through it – the photo doesn’t do it justice!

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Hand Made Xmas Part 1

I was really fortunate to receive two beautiful hand made presents this year at Christmas, and so I thought I’d share them with you!

Here’s the first, made by my old mate GG.  It’s really accurately made (as you’d expect from the highly capable engineer that he is!), fashioned from recycled materials, and even incorporates my logo inlayed into the beautifully shaped wooden handle:

toast!

toast!

As the photo implies, it’s a device for making toast – either over an open fire or over a camping stove. There are two levels of mesh, slightly offset so that the flames wont scorch the bread.

I can’t wait to try it out… although it’s such an attractive piece I am slightly hesitant  to spoil it in the fire…

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Happy New Year!

Just a quick note to say Happy New Year to everyone out there in the blogosphere!

It’s been a challenging year for many of us, I think – hopefully 2013 will prove to be a bit easier!?

As ever, many thanks to all of you that have commented or contacted me through the blog this year – it makes it all worthwhile!

Happy New Year, one and all!

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