Monthly Archives: July 2015

SHEDNOTES 144: More of As Others See Us

The Shed is offering the following review … Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage is latest in a long line of travellers to explore the West Country and report back to the nation. Simon Armitage: picture by Paul Wolfgang Webster. Already this … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 143: A handy list of apps

The Shed’s 11 practical picks from 40 Best Free Apps as chosen by Computeractive magazine July 8-21, 2015 ConvertPad Android version only so far at: http://www.snipca.com/17017 Convert between inches, centimetres, UK and US shoe sizes, 160 currencies and more. Office … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 142: Some YouTube recommendations

The Shed enjoyed a thriller set in the Australian outback, Diamond Dove, by Adrian Hyland, starring a heroine called Emily Tempest who endeared herself by namechecking Ry Cooder, Robert Earl Keen and the Aussie folkie Slim Dusty, composer of Pub … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 141: An ancestor of Inside Out?

A lightbulb lit up over The Shed when reviews started coming in of the new Pixar film, Inside Out, starring animations of the emotions fighting for supremacy in a teenage girl’s head. What was it we were reminded of? The … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 140: Rampaging willies threaten civilisation

One of the lessons of life is that you never know what is happening on the streets unless you go and look. Recently, Dorset police agreed to pay compensation to two men they Tasered and pepper-sprayed at the end of … Continue reading

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Observations from The Shed – How Left Can Look Right

The Labour Party thinks a groundswell of support for Jeremy Corbyn is evidence of a fatal belief that its problem is not being Left enough. The Shed concurs that anyone who does not share some of the sympathy for capping … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 138: On poachers, peal and growing your own salmon

The Shed has opened a blog line called TALKING WALKHAM, about its local river, and is posting the first one here  … Between 1724 and 1727, the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, published three volumes of essays called A … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 137: Talking Tools – On Hedging

Here in The Shed, we are always poised to pinch a bit of good advice and we are filing the following summary of Bunny Guinness, Sunday Telegraph, writing about hedge cutting, 5.7.15. The article does not seem to be posted … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 136: COULD THE NEXT REVOLUTION START IN SOUTH DEVON?

The Shed has a new line, reviewing books with a West Country angle, and for the purposes of cross-references to this blog, needs to post the following. Tom Fort: Watch out Salcombe The writer Tom Fort has just published Channel … Continue reading

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