Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Snow, snow, go away!

Well, I hate to be a misery as I really do love snow, but it's all getting a bit much now!

I mean, it's great when you've nothing more urgent to do than to go sledging down a hill on a tea tray, but when you're trying to work outside, it can become a pain!

I'm referring, of course, to Guy's current Work Shack project in Skeffington, Leicestershire. The ground works are underway, but the snow is seriously impeding progress! I believe it's difficult to work on the ground, when you can't actually see it!

However, things are going well with the new garden office. It's pretty much on schedule and Guy is trying to work on the roof in a friend's barn while the snow is about, so we're getting there!

I am tucked up nice and warm in my own garden office. With all this insulation, I believe it's probably warmer in here than it is in the house - in fact, the dogs have opted to join me, so I think it must be the case!

I will check in with more news very soon.


Saturday, 20 March 2010

Homebuilding & Renovation Show

Yesterday, Guy and I attended the Homebuilding and Renovation Show at the NEC. It was very interesting and we've seen some good stuff for our garden buildings/offices (such as underfloor heating!) Crikey, I can imagine living in a wooden cabin in your garden could easily become more luxurious than living in your house! Hell of a sight cheaper, too!

I will let you know what innovative products we incorporate into our shacks!


Thursday, 4 March 2010


Afternoon, Work Shackers

Just thought I would update my blog with details of the third HAHA meeting. It was very successful, with attendance growing to 22 - how wonderful!

Today, we were entertained and informed by our speakers Steve Brewin, Sellmore Business (email details to follow), who helped us understand the selling process; Elaine Steel, The Colour Studio ( held a demonstration of how colours suit/don't suit certain people's colouring and the effect of getting it right compared to getting it wrong! I was the model, so she was challenged from the word 'go' really! And, once again, our friend, Wendy Bowkett of Unique ( brought along a selection of Mothering Sunday cards and gifts.

Well, on with some 'real' work now, I suppose! There is likely to be a new Work Shack being built in the very near future, so watch this space!