Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy 2010 from The Shed

I thought I'd take the opportunity of hijacking this blog as it's Blog Takeover Day. Well, this is called 'Debs Daydreams in the SHED' after all, and it's where all these posts and her other writing efforts are created.

My day starts at various times, but always with Herself marching towards me, a determined espression on her face as she passes the Bay tree and blackcurrent bushes on one side of the path and the vegetable garden on the other. Without fail she carries a small tray holding a mug of tea and one of those little Bonio biscuits for the grumby Miniature Schnauzer trotting behind her.

To be honest, most of the time she sits silently tapping away at her shiny black laptop with the dog snoozing by her in his chair. Occasionally she curses, and sometimes she even laughs, but rarely does anyone dare to disturb her here, mainly I think because it wakes the dog and he starts that high-pitched yapping business. It's a perfect deterent.

Every couple of weeks before locking my door for the night, she'll reappear brandishing a can in her hand. She takes a deep breath, frantically sprays some foul vapour around, then leaps out, slamming my door shut. Always returning the next day with a dustpan and brush to sweep the curled up dead spiders that were hiding in my corners.

I shouldn't moan too much, I did get a makeover earlier this year, and far prefer my new color to the old one. I had a more successful 2009 than she did too, being lucky enough to be a finalist in the Shed of the Year Competition. In fact, any sheds reading should think about entering, it's great fun.

Tonight, she's planning to sit and watch a distant cousin of mine on the telly. He doesn't look like me at all and apparently is far larger on the inside than his blue policebox exterior suggests. He stars in something called Dr Who, and is inhabited by a continuing change of timelords, which makes me glad that I only have to get used to one person, even if she is accompanied by a short, grey thing that resembles a fluffy breezeblock.

21 comments:

Quillers said...

Hello Shed! I'm getting one just like you in 2010. Or so hubby keeps telling me.

It's really nice to hear things from your pov, especially as it's clear you do all the hard work ;-)

Wishing you a happy 2010 and the chance of winning Shed of the Year 2010.

HelenMHunt said...

Genius! Well done Shed. You really have had a good year.

Jan Jones said...

Happy New Year, Shed. Now, do your best to keep Debs protected and amused while she's tapping away this year, won't you?

Anna said...

Looking forward to that distant cousin tonight too! Have a really fab 2010 Shed!!

You too, lady of The Shed... :)))

Teresa Ashby said...

What a lovely shed you are. You're better off without the spiders - you don't even want to think about what might happen if live ones started dropping on heads!

Troy said...

I hate to start the year in a pedantic fashion but can one "tap silently"?

Jayne said...

Oh a happy new year to you too Shed! What a talented construction you are!

Queenie said...

'fluffy breezeblock' - hahahahaha! Shed, you have a way with words. Lovely to hear from you, and thanks for looking after our Debs.

Susie Vereker said...

Happy new year, Shed. Sounds like your inmate is OK.

Hodmandod said...

Thank you so much for posting a picture of OAT on your blog. Hope you are enjoying it. I used to have a shed. Perhaps I will again....

Annieye said...

Now shed, as you have been so productive and successful in 2009 I think Herself should give you a little treat to say thank you and all the very best for 2010.

Liane Spicer said...

Hello, Shed! Hope 2010 is even better for you than 2009 was!

Debs said...

Thanks for all the comments. I did give the shed a bit of a dust and sweep out yesterday, as a thank you for the post.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi there, Shed. Lovely to meet you. I wish you a very Happy New Year. How kind of Debs to find time to look after you when she is so busy with her writing. I don't blame her. You are a real charmer! Have a wonderful 2010.

Leigh Russell said...

Debs - I was swept off my feet by your charming Shed, and quite forgot to thank you for your comment on the cover of my new book. I've replied on my blog. Thank you! You deserve your lovely shed.

Debs said...

leigh - loving the cover of your new book and looking forward to reading it when it comes out.

Lane said...

I hope Grumpy didn't hear that description of him! Don't listen to Shed Grumpy - everyone knows you're handsome and a brilliant shed guard dog:-)

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Hi shed and a hppy new year to you and all who dwell in you! Fx

Debs said...

lane - he'll be relieved someone is on his side.

fionnuala - thanks, congratulations on your lovely news.

Antonia said...

Hello, Shed. Sounds like you have a very full and varied life shared with Herself. I'm sure you'd rather have all that, than an empty existence, or used as a rubbish dump as so many people subject their sheds to.

Debs said...

antonia - thanks for the visit and comment. The amount of paperwork is slowly increasing and it's looking more dumplike as the months go on.