Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tuesday's shameless self-promotion

Hi, Work Shackers.

It's Tuesday and, as promised, my blog is going to be a shameless orgy of self-promotion - crikey, I never thought I would be using such language within the innocent surroundings of a little garden shack! It makes me feel a bit dirty, like Christina Aguilera! But, hey, what the hell...

Work Shacks supplies and fits garden buildings not only in the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire area, but also nationwide. These rather super 'sheds' can be used for a multitude of purposes, for example, as a home office, therapy suite, summer house, kids' playroom, music room, artist's studio or even as an entertainment space. They are tailor-made to your requirements; you want electricity - you've got it; you want water - you've got it; you want drainage; guess what, yep, you've got it!

Sheds are no longer just for spades and lawnmowers, you know! In the same way as bedrooms and reception rooms don't have to be given up for offices. Leave your dining room as a dining room, make up your spare room as a welcoming space for visitors. Move your office/beauty parlour/nail bar/craft workshop into the garden! No more clearing the table for dinner or shoving everything into a cupboard when you need an extra room! Simple!

And, of course, it is a very economical way of creating more space; way cheaper than an extension or attic converstion. Plus, your garden becomes useful the whole year round, with top-quality insulation keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter.

So, buck the trend, think differently! Make your garden office/suite/room the envy of all your friends! EVERYONE has a dining room, EVERYONE has a bedroom - how fantastic to be visionary enough to own a WORK SHACK!!!

Work Shacks' very own Guy is on hand to advise every step of the way so, whether you are in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, or any other 'shire', give us a call and tell us your story. Let us help turn your garden into a workspace like no other!

A shed is just a shed, but a shack can change your life! Your life, your shack...

Thanks for staying with me, Work Shackers! Watch this space for more ramblings...


Monday, 23 November 2009

Hello, Alex!

I wanted to post a separate blog about my finally meeting up with Alex Johnson of www.shedworking.co.uk. I have communicated with Alex quite a few times and Guy and I are avid Shedworking fans! Well, we would be, wouldn't we? It was great to finally meet up with him!

One thing has become apparent to us, though: we need to learn to 'twitter'! I fear we might be left behind if we don't!

We have some great plans for videos to promote Work Shacks, too. Home Enterprise Day really is bringing the creative side of us out. I will update the blog regularly with progress reports.

So, back to work. Coffee and toast done, I must now get down to my marketing strategies for the day.

Hope to talk again soon, Alex - hoorah for Shedworking!


Home Enterprise Day

Well, it's Monday morning and I'm back in my shack! However, I'm quite excited today...

Last Friday, Guy and I attended Enterprise Nation's 'Home Enterprise Day' in London. What a fantastic day! It was entertaining, informative and gave us the chance to meet some great people.

We never got the chance to say a proper "thank you" to Emma Jones, the founder of Enterprise Nation. So, just in case she reads this: "thank you, Emma!"

We got the opportunity to speak to some fascinating and highly motivated people, too. Work Shacks was introduced to John Randall of JV Bouncy Castle Hire; Samantha Salisbury of Jonsam Events (www.jonsamevents.co.uk), who organises corporate events and weddings, and Kate Bacon of Pier to Peer (kate@katebacon.com) who deals in virtual assistants (fascinating concept!).

We heard from several speakers and, most memorably, from former TV Dragon, Doug Richard. Both funny and informative, the one thing he impressed upon us two was that you don't need money to push forward a home-venture.

So, I'm really fired-up and ready to go! My next blog is going to be unashamedly self-promotional. I'm going to get us as close to the google top as possible, so I'm afraid it might not make for very entertaining reading!

I'm off to my shack's 'kitchen corner' now for toast and coffee! Will check in again soon.

Thank you for staying with me while I ramble...