Well, people do read my blog! I heard from the author and illustrator, Ted Dewan, this morning. He famously works in Philip Pullman’s old shed. What vibes are stored in those walls?
I thought I would bring things up to date on the project. I’ve cleared the site and dug the footings. I’ve ordered the materials to make the concrete pad that the “shed/studio” is going to sit on and I’ve got my eye on a door on eBay! The basic design is sorted but will adapt around the door that I eventually get. The photo shows the site, which is a bit tired from winter at the moment. In the foreground are timbers I’ve been looking after for nearly four years now, with just this project in mind. I might be in for the summer!
My Mum told my Norwegian Aunt, Tante Nilla, about this project. She said it’s only right as both Greig and Ibsen both worked in garden sheds (or hutte as the Norwegians call them). Roal Dahl famously worked in a garden shed, but then he was Norwegian too. There must be some sort of macho Viking thing about working in sheds.