From the London edition of the Times, Saturday the 19th July 2003, page 16.
1. The computer companies Apple and Hewlett-Packard both started in garden sheds :)
2. Dylan Thomas lived in a boathouse on the gower peninsula, but wrote Under Milk Wood in his garden shed :)
3. A handyman is building a cruise missile in his garden shed in Auckland New Zealand, with parts bought over the internet. Bruce Simpson, 49 said "You don't have to have to be a rocket scientist" :)
Thanks go to Val for the above item.
Sent as a much appreciated Email.
This picture was take in May, but it's now got much worse, and I'm having difficult in locating the door to use the mower. I have been sitting in the long grass for weeks now drinking the occasional bottle of sparkling wine with my wife. It makes us forget, but the problem hasn't gone away.
Please help. I'm at my wits end and it's doing my 'ead in.
Worried of Kemsing
Another Email from a cheeky Lady.
An owner of a camp site in Europe, has been convicted of using his site as a lovers hotel, and as such living off immoral earnings. He rented the buildings ( shed sized ) on his camp site out to any couples who wanted some privacy, for a few hours. He was quoted as saying that "Business was booming for a while, till the word got out and then I was stopped from delivering this public service".
Thanks go to Jan for this item.
A true local story.
The development that in undertaken in shed 3, feeds off of supplies of components from the suppliers listed on the site, however as I have a great belief in recycling, some of the goods ( junk ? ) is the product of this recycling theme. Old printers both dot matrix and inkjet are a good source of components, providing stepper motors and simple control boards. These are stored and recycled for their parts, also defunct PC mice are a good source of specialized chippery. On a visit to shed 3 Rita saw a box under the bench marked " DEAD MICE ", With a look of horror on her face, she demanded to know why I was keeping dead animals. The explanation was accepted, but I am not too sure if she fully believes me as to what is in the box !
Even a book ?
The book " MEN AND SHEDS " by Gordon Thorburn, arrived as one of my christmas presents. A golly good read. And a serious use for sheds and shedists ( is that a Valid word ??? )
And now an Item on radio !
A programme called Falling Upwards, all about " Anti - Gravity " activities in English garden sheds. No its all serious stuff ! Honest !.