Sunday, 13 February 2011

Shed of the Year 2011 Competition


I've just finished uploading a couple of new pictures (with the help of Uncle Wilco, organizer of the competition). Some of you may remember I was a category winner in 2009, and was therefore automatically entered in to last year's competition, but being a little (okay, a lot) switched off, I didn't realize this until voting had almost ended and pretty much missed most of the fun involved in taking part.

This year I'm a little more on the ball (thanks to a reminder email...) and as The Plotting Shed aka Grumpy's Palace has had a bit of a makeover since 2009 and the inside of the shed has seen a few changes, notably the arrival of my tatty, but much beloved, pink Lloyd Loom chair, I thought I'd update the photos.

So, although the public voting doesn't start until 17th May (don't worry, I'll remind you closer to the time) I thought I'd add a link to the site where you can see a few more pictures.

The judges include Sarah Beeny, Simon Mayo, Gordon Thorburn, with the winner receiving £1,000 and various other prizes. If you have a shed you may also want to enter one of the categories for this competition. I've entered mine in the Garden Office Category, however there are others, including Eco Shed, Cabin/Summerhouse, Tardis, Pub Shed, Workshop/Studio, Normal Shed, etc. The link to enter is here. You can find out more by following Shedblog.co.uk or following @unclewilco on Twitter.

28 comments:

Kaye Manro said...

Debs, I love your shed! It just looks like such a great place for an author to work.

Yes do remind us. I tend to forget dates!

Good luck this year.

Alice ~ writer, crafter, boater said...

wow - your shed is looking fab :-) I love Mr Grumpy - he looks seriously peeved at having to sit for photos!!!! love it. Hope you're well, Debs x

Gran said...

I love your shed! Good luck to you, Debs. Mr. Grumpy is just the cutest!

Anna Scott Graham said...

Looking forward to casting my vote!!

liz fenwick said...

jealous- it looks perfect!

lx

Faye said...

Pimping out Grumpy to compete in the shed contest? No wonder he looks a bit testy! :-)

Your shed looks like a wonderful place to work and hang out,Debs. Certainly wouldn't be a hardship to hang out here, even if it's for red pen work!

Sue Guiney said...

I so love sheds! Yours looks so inviting.

Chris Stovell said...

Oh No! My comment disappeared... it's because I said that I'd blown your shed up to have a good look at both at Grumps sitting there wondering why you were taking photos of HIS shed! Good luck, Debs, I'll be casting my vote when the time comes.

Madeleine said...

I *Love* your shed. :O)

Pauline Barclay said...

Debs it looks fantastic, I have everything crosssed you win...again! x

Amanda said...

Your shed looks fabulous, Debs! x

Debs Carr said...

kaye - I'll do a post closer to the time, thanks.

alice - lovely to hear from you. We're well and I hope you and yours are too.x

gran - he is rather adorable, isn't he?

anna - thank you.

liz - thanks. It has such a relaxing atmosphere for a room with so much crammed in it.

faye - he hates being pimped out, but he's so photogenic I can't help it.

sue - thank you.

chris - no idea where your first comment went. Thanks for trying again. He is rather unimpressed with me taking photos again.

madeleine - thank you.

pauline - thanks very much, I'll post about the comp closer to the time.x

amanda - thank you.x

Shirley Wells said...

Make sure you remind us in plenty of time because I seem to be so behind with everything at the moment.

I just love your shed. Good luck - and I'm sure Grumps will get you lots of votes!

Debs Carr said...

shirley - I'll definitely post about it closer to the time. Thanks.x

Flowerpot said...

I am very envious Debs! Looks a fab shed a d no wonder Grumps is so proprietorial about it! I shall be casting my vote too...

Bernadette said...

I was so taken with the shed I didn't even notice Grumps and wondered what everyone was talking about. (Not really a dog person - sorry - I'm sure he's lovely!)

Good luck with the comp!

(Word verification is 'cound' - concealed hound maybe?)

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous shed, Debs. I'm so SO jealous! Good luck with the competition!

Carol said...

I have shed envy!! (Now there is something I never expected to say in my lifetime!).

Good luck in the comp

C x

Suzanne Brandyn said...

I thought I should get my butt over here after so long, although the swim is rather tiring and it's so far. lol :) Just love your shed, shed lady...It is remarkable. Please also remind me when the time is nearer.

Suzanne :)

Casdok said...

Looks fab :)

Phillipa said...

Gorgeous shed - and is that Richard Armitage pinned on the wall?

D.J.Kirkby said...

I love your shed so much and you know how much I want one of my own! I will def be voting for you in May :)

Debs Carr said...

flowerpot - he does think it's his personal place, which it probably is.

bernadette - my son would probably agree with you where Grumps is concerned. He loves dogs, but mine drives him mad (though I think he secretly loves him).

I love the word verification.

talli - thanks m'dear.

carol - I know what you mean, I never thought I'd spend any time at all in a shed, let alone love doing it.

suzanne - thanks for popping over and yes, I'll definitely remind you.

casdok - thank you.

phillipa - :) very well spotted.

d j - thank you, that'll be great.

Tom Foolery said...

Great image m'dear. Good luck for 2011 shed winner :) TFx

Suzanne Jones said...

It looks great. Will look out for your reminder so I can go back and vote.

XX

Debs Carr said...

tf - many thanks. x

suzanne - thanks so much. Voting doesn't start till 17 May, so I'll post about it near that time.x

amandajane17 said...

What a gorgeous shed you have. I'm very envious. I could do with one of those myself.

Couldn't help noticing you have a Richard Armitage pic in there. Is it a signed one ?

Debs Carr said...

amandajane17 - thanks for liking my shed so much.

The RA picture is not signed, unfortunately. I'd love it if it was though.