Category Archives: notes from the shed

On Elmore characters, Giles from Gogglebox and redneck rap …

Catchaser is an Elmore story, published 1982 – one of his potboilers on the whole but it has its moments. The first chapter has a great line thought by the hero, an ex-Marine, busted by divorce and running a motel, … Continue reading

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On comedy and musical mysteries in Killshot

NOTES FROM THE SHED On comedy and musical mysteries in Killshot On the subject of musical references in Elmore Leonard, which is where The Shed last was, there is an intriguing one in Killshot, which was published in 1989, Elmore … Continue reading

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On fishing and funk from Elmore Leonard

  The Shed is a place where old men become familiar with tools they should have mastered as boys. For the past four years, in small lessons, this has included fishing gear. Fishing starts with the art of imposing temporary … Continue reading

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BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTION – AND ANOTHER THING

All due respect to our own young ‘uns but The Shed’s next manifesto on education and training will be based on broad agreement with the points Simon Jenkins made in the following brave article in The Guardian, which naturally got … Continue reading

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HOW NOT TO BEHAVE IN CIVVY STREET

From http://www.horrabridgetimes.net/ – lifting from https://www.facebook.com/groups/314298425365768/ Horrabridge Combined Service Group are enjoying a list of advisories on adapting to civvy street on their Facebook page. Some examples … • Do not put creases in your jeans. • In the real … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM THE SHED: Zippo Mystery Investigation

The Shed’s team took some time out for proper Shed concerns the other day and decided it was time to test the famous Zippo guarantee – “Any Zippo windproof lighter that is returned to Zippo will be fixed free of … Continue reading

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FISHING POLICY MESS

The Environment Agency has created a right old mess by trying to wangle a situation where anglers still go after salmon for “fun” but do not actually take them home for the pot. If it works, we have fish being … Continue reading

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old seagull engine manual

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FISHING ROUND YER – TIME TO PAUSE

by Charlie Webster – October 1, 2017 (pictures of flies to follow later) It’s a gloomy Sunday, following a gloomy last day of the season on the Dart network. I missed it, and I hate to miss it. It is … Continue reading

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The Zippo

A Filofacts entry, ripped from Engineering & Technology magazine:

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