Friday, May 09, 2008


Spotted in Crewe library earlier today. There is something so intrinsically right about the conjunction of those two words. Next week: the bits of wood in an old bucket, odd nails, the spare allen keys from flat-packs and an old tobacco tin full of crap to put in your garden palace. It really will come in useful sometime over the next 50 years, honest.

They must know you're back in the country, Zoe.

14 Vegetable peelings:

Blogger Phil said...

Richard, all those things will become totally essential the day after you finally throw them out. That's why we always store 'stuff'.
Isn't that what sheds are for?

5:52 am  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

When I lived in Crewe, we chopped up our shed for firewood.
It was considered the height of sophistication.
Like so many things, I regret it now.

12:06 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

I don't have a shed in my own little house. But I do have a garden and there is a small shed-sized space just begging to be used properly. There are also allotments opposite and they nearly all feature sheds. In fact, some are just overgrown plots with brand new sheds on.

They still talk about the tank-driving shed-burning hippies in Crewe, you know.

12:29 pm  
Blogger happyhippychick said...

I want a shed - my life will not be complete until I have one!

Am I allowed to have one even though I am not actually a man please?

3:36 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Depends on what you're going to put in it, Rae. Check with me first.

5:56 pm  
Blogger happyhippychick said...

I thought it'd be good place to keep my pink wellies?

7:20 am  
Blogger Richard said...

You'll have to put them in either a brown or green bag. Pink is very wrong in a shed. I do believe there are laws about such colours.

1:05 pm  
Blogger happyhippychick said...

I will try to hide them in amongst the manly fork and spade, or behind the bags of seeds, compost and other muddy things

so can I paint pink flowers on the outside of the shed when I get one then?

1:13 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Those other things you mention - fork, spade etc. What are they for? Comfy chair, a selection of reading material, a flask, a solar powered fridge if possible, primus stove and radio tuned either to Ken Bruce's Pop Quiz, Radio 4 or Test Match Special are the only things really allowed in shed.

Opinion is divided on methods of camouflage.

1:39 pm  
Blogger happyhippychick said...

The fork, spade etc are a cunning ruse to persuade 'im indoors that I am working on the allotment, when in reality I shall be sitting in a comfy chair reading a good book while listening to the radio. (Won't be the test match though as I no longer remember a single thing my dad taught me about cricket back in the 70's, although I do look good on a blanket with a picnic on the grass at village matches, which is different) Is beer allowed? (or even better wine... must plant a vine)

I thought wind chimes would be nice with the pink flowers

1:47 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Beer is very allowed.

5:52 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

I will get a shed as soon as I get a house to live in.

Mind you, if I could get a small plot of land, perhaps I could just live in the shed.

6:38 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

The Dave is returned!

9:02 pm  
Blogger zoe said...


10:23 pm  

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