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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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Uncle Wilko from the excellent Readers Sheds site kindly said he’d send me a couple of his Shed Badges for submitting an article to him about my Shed Night.

Lo and behold they arrived today, and most excellent they are too – collectors items for sure!

Shed Badges

Shed Badges

Many thanks – I will wear them with pride!

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Inaugural ‘Shed Night’ !

My old mate GG announced the other day he needed some welding doing on one of his bike parts. Rather than simply spending a wasted evening in the pub therefore (drinking too much Timothy Taylor Landlord and eating junk food, as we tend to do once in a while) we decided to combine the two activities – lo and behold, Shed Night was born!

The agenda involved lots of beer (in its own special ice-filled cooler!), a take away curry, much angle grinding, some judicious welding and a whole load of  gossiping / joking around! Not a series of activities that one would normally associate (or may even prove a good idea on health and safety grounds!) but I have to say that last night’s inaugural session was an excellent one!

We firmly intend to continue this new tradition, possibly involving a few other like-minded people (by strict invite only, of course) and maybe a widening the scope of DIY-type tasks. As long as the core activities of drinking beer and hanging out in the The Shed with ones mates are involved, I foresee no problems or impedimenta!

Here’s a rather moody/arty shot of GG hard at work at the welding bench!

Inaugural Shed Night!!

Inaugural Shed Night!!

. . . and here’s the link to my page on ReadersSheds, just so you can see the venue where the inauguration took place.

I am already visualising a logo, dedicated website, a Twitter group, a Charter, secret initiation rituals. .  . stop me, I’m getting all carried away again!

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