Monthly Archives: July 2010
I recently watched a television programme on the BBC called “Increasing numbers are owning and working in sheds” and wondered what exactly people were actually using their sheds for?
Traditionally, sheds were stereotypically used for garden storage but not any longer it seems? My Grandfather had 2 sheds, one actually was for garden storage and the other was what he called his workshop. Even though this “workshop” was fully equipped with tools, a couple of vice’s, a radio and lots of wood ready for cutting – I honestly believe it was my Grandfathers escape – his ‘den’.
Neighbours of mine have recently erected 2 (what I would rather call Garden Buildings) sheds that are rather large. One is used to store children’s’ toys whilst the other had just had an alarm fitted and houses a huge flat screen plasma television and a comfortable sofa. It also has marble flooring and a fridge inside, along with many
I often look at my electricity bill in disbelief, trying to count how many light bulbs I have, along with other electrical goods, closing doors after my children and switching off TV's, but always still wondering why I am paying so much? Now I'm hoping that my new solar shed light will save me a few more pennies .....
Our generation, and that of our children, are being educated on the impact of our actions on our environment, and I for one, am certainly more conscious of being environmentally friendly.
With newspapers and TV programmes talking about reducing our carbon footprint, and how doing even the smallest of things could make a huge difference, I find that it makes me think before completing everyday tasks or buying new products. Be it through walking to work rather than driving, ensuring that household items are switched off rather than on stand-by, recycling or composting, the more we do now will benefit our families future.