Behind the shed - Issue #44
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Shed of the year 2023 news
So just over 3 weeks left to Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear 2023
A recap for Entry
We have two new categories this year, mainly for people who don’t have pub sheds (our mostly popular category) or massive sheds, “Simple But Effective” but still have great spaces, also those sheddies who have colourful ones, we have “Most Colourful Shed” (Thanks to our sponsors Cuprinol for that one) looking forward to seeing those great sheds, they have also upped the amount of products the winner now gets £250 worth of Cuprinol products.
If you missed the news last newsletter, we have a set date to add your shed for the 17th year of #shedoftheyear, entry closes Wed 31st May 2023 at Midnight, We are also looking for a minimum of 6 photos for entry (no max, but some people send in over 40!)
Win some Cuprinol
Our lovely #shedoftheyear sponsors, Cuprinol, have offered 10L (2 X 5L tins) of Ducksback or Garden Shades product to give away to one lucky Sheddie
UK Entry only - Closes 30th June 2023
Some of the recent entries to this year’s competition.
The Plotting Shed - Unexpected/Unique - "It is a hand built log cabin using logs from local woods 3 miles from home it is used as a home office, writing and chill out room." Cornwall #shedoftheyear owned by Angela King
The Bearcroft Arms - Pub/Entertainment -"I was furloughed for months during lockdown, only so much daytime TV I could watch, and with the pubs being closed, I decided to build my own! "
Worcestershire #shedoftheyear owned by Simon #pubsheds
Simple But Effective -
"I needed a garden shed. We went out to look at pre-made sheds. And was disappointed on quality and my budget was not large, So I made my own,"
#shedoftheyear owned by Keith Ellis
The Stop's Gone - Pub/Entertainment - "
The Stop's Gone is a reference to my time in the London fire Brigade. "The Stop" was a message sent to control at the end of every incident. The Gone means that the message had been transmitted. When you retire, the same term is often applied as it is finally all over. The pub was completed just in time for my retirement.
What makes it special ? No clocks are allowed in the pub ! Leads to long, relaxed sessions of joy as no one is in a rush. "
Greater London #shedoftheyear owned by Rob Collins #pubsheds
Other shed stuff
The ten best sheds in the world ever!
OK according to me - Uncle Wilco - Head Sheddie and founder of Shed of the year, so yep it's my own view (so I'm biased!), but we have them all from workshops, Bars, Railway sheds, Writing sheds to the very first winner in 2007 - The Roman Temple and a lot of British eccentricity So here are some of my favourite sheds over the past 17 years of running shedoftheyear - well, 10 of them - I love all the sheds, so it was very difficult to get it down to ten :) So, In no particular order.
Ai Sheds made out of bubbles.
Sheddie & Aerospace nerd John Chinner
I've been testing the transmit capability of my little #Cubesat in #TranquilityBase