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My new mug…

Says it all, really…!

My new mug!

My new mug!

 

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Last weekend saw the official launch night event for the shed book at Waterstones.

Here are a few shots of the night in all it’s glory – the event was well attended by a variety of sheddies, featured a speech from the author/photographer of the book Donato, as well as some musical performances and, of course, few glasses of red wine!

the official invite

The official invite

 

The book hits the shelves

The book hits the shelves

The general vibe

The general vibe

Some fascinated punters

Some fascinated punters

"What a masterpiece this is"

“What a masterpiece this is”

Four good looking sheddies!

Four good looking sheddies!

Donato addresses the throng

Donato addresses the throng

The book also now has its own official page on the publisher’s website here >>

The book is on sale!

The book is on sale!

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Just seen the Shed Book in the window of my local Waterstones! All very exciting…

No one has stopped me to ask for an autograph as yet, but hey ho!!  Give it time…

My Shed and how it was built in window of Waterstones

My Shed and how it was built in window of Waterstones

My Shed and how it was built in window of Waterstones (close up)

My Shed and how it was built in window of Waterstones (close up)

My local Waterstones

My local Waterstones

Launch event is on Saturday 9th – hope to have some more shots of that after the event…

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Firstly, apologies for the scarcity of posts this year – it’s been a tricky time for one reason and another…

Finally though, here is some good news! I’ve finally received an advanced copy of a long-awaited new book on sheds, featuring your truly on the cover and one of the inside stories.

My Shed and How It Was Built‘  features 50 different shed dies and their unique shed creations, including some of my ‘shed night friends that I’ve mentioned on this blog over the years (including GG, SC and IJ to name but a few…)

My Shed and How It Was Built

50 inspiring sheds and their owners

The book is officially published on the 7th May, and there is a launch event for it at the St Alban’s branch of Waterstones on Saturday 9th. More information and pre-ordering of the book can be found on the publishers Little, Brown Book Group site here:

https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781845285630

The book is photographed and written by well-known photographer Donato Cinicolo… he’s done a splendid job on this, his latest, book although I guess I may be a bit biased!! Check it out for yourself – it makes the perfect gift for any shed enthusiast!

 

 

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It’s that time of year again – Shed of the Year 2014 competition has just opened for public voting…

For the second time I thought I’d enter my tiny shack of joy (Clivey’s Shed 2014)… you can see my shed at the following page – please click the ‘vote’ button if you think it worthy!! Voting ends 9th June so don’t delay!

Clivey's Shed 2014

Clivey’s Shed 2014

http://www.readersheds.co.uk/share.cfm?SHARESHED=2316

The main new feature of my shed, installed just in time for this years’ competition, is its new wood-fired heater, cast in concrete and complete with hot plate for those much-needed cups of tea, pans of hot water or for cooking kippers?  Check out the photos on the site (I’ll be posting a complete ‘build’ set up here very soon also)

Test firing the woodburning stove!

Test firing the woodburning stove!

Happy voting – you know it makes sense!

(There is even a sneak preview of my the shed as used on the front cover of a new shed book, due for publication next year! (see a snippet here >>)

Me and my shed on the front cover

Me and my shed on the front cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Shed Mug!

I have recently found the most amazing skip near me – seriously, it’s the mother lode of skips!!

I can’t begin to tell you what I have got out of there (I can only assume a very rich person is going through a divorce, eviction or the decluttering of all time?) but here is the simplest thing so far to emerge…. a pristine condition insulated mug, perfect for the garden or shed. I always find my ‘hot beverage’ of choice goes cold when I am in The Shed or the great outdoors so this has proved to be perfect (and yes, I thoroughly cleaned / disinfected it before use!):

shed mug

shed mug

It’s not one of those annoying ‘travel mugs’ with the tricky lids either, just a good old fashioned made-for-purpose, good sized and sturdily made, drinking vessel!

Stay tuned for other finds from this cornucopia of the skip world…

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