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OF POSSIBLE PINTEREST

The Shed likes the Pinterest noticeboard but thinks the original idea must surely have been that everything fitted on one photo, rather than being a front page for several more? We’re working on the idea but meanwhile maybe it’s a … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM THE SHED – ON PRINCETOWN WHISKY AND OTHER STUFF

  * The Shed likes the distillery proposal for Princetown and would like to see much more re-industrialisation of Dartmoor. In view of the large amounts of money already being spent on low-carbon technology, we wonder whether it wouldn’t make … Continue reading

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FRANK’S STORY: ONE FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

Frank Greep, born in the village and known to generations of it, will be presented with the medal of a knight of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest roll of honour, for his part in the liberation of their country towards the end of World War 2.
The award is part of a review of history which belatedly recognises the courage of all those British working men who left their homes and won the war by staying calm and reliable through attack, accident and monotony, day after day, month after month, in the crucial battle for control of the English Channel in 1944. Continue reading

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ON STRING THEORY, HEDGING AND OTHER SHED CONCERNS

ZEN AND THE ART OF STRING Here in The Shed, we have learnt to look on the job of handling fishing line as a sort of yogic workout – a test of dexterity and patience with lessons in it about … Continue reading

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more NOTES FROM THE SHED

STINKING OR ROLLING IN IT? Are you stinking rich or merely rolling in it? That question was the headline on a riff by Telegraph writer Oliver Pritchett, on the language of the well off, which was enjoyed in The Shed. … Continue reading

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A TRAVEL PIECE

This was the plan … Fly cheapish to the USA; drive in a circle, using motels at around $70 for two; tune the radio to outlaw country; tour some shrines of Americana; and stop along the way for milkshakes in … Continue reading

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DEVON FISHING AND

This past year, The Shed has mainly been occupied with the building of a village news service at http://horrabridge.org.uk/ See News Updates, from that page. A recent post which might be of more general interest follows. Meanwhile, this blog is … Continue reading

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ENJOYING DISAPPOINTMENT

Here in The Shed, our favourite bit about learning to be an angler is the indoor preparation. Our fingers are warm. Our cigars will not go out on a muddy tree stump or disappear into the grass. The project over … Continue reading

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BT OR NOT BT – THAT IS THE QUESTION

Here in The Shed, we admire British Telecom and wish it well. But we do so a bit like Boris Johnson saluting David Cameron – having just signed a contract with someone else for a year or two at least. … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM THE SHED: TALKING GLUE, BLACK HOLES AND JEAN PAUL GOUDE

SHED SALUTES SHED, ACROSS THE SEAS The Shed was sorry to hear that Egyptian experts have restored the Mask of Tutankhamun to its original 3,800-year-old gravitas, after it got dropped and the lads at the museum took it into their … Continue reading

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