Thursday, 19 November 2009

Get Ahead With A Shed

This morning The Accountant went off to work whistling cheerfully; happy in the knowledge that the monster spreadsheet he recently created will be ready and waiting for another day of hot accountancy action. That kind of exertion can tire a bloke, though. And, when he comes home, he likes nothing better than a bit of shed pottering. He's always been a bit of a shed man. He was born to it. His own father was a lean-to genius. A couple of sheets of tin and some string was all he needed. Shed nirvana. My own father was more of a greenhouse man; and I'm sorry that I never got to see The Accountant and The Schoolteacher sitting in some greenhouse/shed combo of their own construction, bonding over a mutual love of Hornby and homebrew.
We had to leave our last shed behind when we moved. I had bought it as a Christmas present and I waited in for an entire day to see it installed. Eventually the bell rang. I rushed to the door and flung it open. "Have you brought me a shed?" I said, brightly. "No, but I could probably get you one," said a nice man, just as brightly, as he offered me his Help The Aged tin.
So, we moved. We got a new shed, a new Farrow and Ball paint card, and we started again. This time last year I made this page for a scraplift challenge over at Noel's challenge blog. (The original was by the very talented Anne-Marie Teo). It shows that our gardening started out small. Next year we hope to expand: and I have a page about that too. But I'm saving it for Saturday when I hope you will join me for Rinda's Creative Circle Blog Party. We're starting early. 9.00am sharp. Hope you can make it.


Today I'm Loving...Listening to remixed Beatles albums while I work. I've found my all-time favourite cover version. Ringo sings! And because I always think Ringo looks like the kind of man who would appreciate a good shed when he saw one, I'm giving you this . I hope you like it. Don't forget Saturday, now!                 


19 comments:

sharyncarlson said...

Wow, love the layering you did on this LO!

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful Lo, love the shape of the page

humel said...

I *heart* your layout!! And I'm looking forward to Saturday ;-)

The Scrappy Tree said...

Love the surround on the photo :) great song too!

catrin said...

the beatles?!!!

catrin said...

ps. love your blog today!

scrappyjacky said...

It's a great LO.Sian....know what you mean about Ringo...think my OH would be a shed man...if he could actually get inside it!!!Looking forward to Saturday as well.

Micayla said...

Gorgeous layout and sweet story too!

Maya said...

What a pretty layout! You are queen of layering!

Amy said...

My FIL is a retired accountant - you have described him accurately within the first sentences of your post! Saturday should be great fun!

SarahLP said...

Love your shed story.. and Farrow & Ball paint? Sounds posh but very yummy! Love the layout too. I'll pop back on Sat!

JO SOWERBY said...

so saturday is sounding like a cool day. lots of scrappy goodness from new scrappy blog friends. the Lo is divine and the shed story reminds me of my dad who has a mammoth shed and hides down there for days!!!!!! we all laqugh at him
Love Jo xxx

Karen said...

What a beautiful layout--love the colors and the embellishments. I always admire this kind of layering but never seem to be able to pull it off myself. Lovely!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great story - as always! Can't wait for Saturday.
Rinda

Jools said...

Just wanted to say that I love your writing style and this is definitely one blog I'm bookmarking :D

Thanks.

Karen said...

Yet again, another brilliant blog post - I love the little glimpses into your life you give us. xxx

sm3wkl said...

Lovely layout! I love the colors and the layers.

Angela said...

Hi Sian, I love your layout! By the way, I've left a little something on my blog for you if you want to have a quick look! :)

Casey Wright said...

I love this layout and all of the subtle tones! Great job! You crack me up!

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