Monday, May 14, 2012

What are your rules of shedworking?

Edinburgh-based author and publishing guru Nicola Morgan is just about to join the growing worldwide ranks of shedworkers as she explains on her blog. Before the move, she asked her many readers to come up with new rules for how she should behave in her garden office (as well as actually name it). Suggestions so far have focused on what she shouldn't do/have, including not having internet access, no fizzy drinks, no shoes or chocolate, but having a kettle and fridge. But it got the Shedworking staff thinking about garden office dos and don'ts and we wondered what your suggestions would be? -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  1. The first rule of shedworking is to tell everyone about shedworking

  2. When working in a garden office the first rule is to never allow yourself to think the following thought "Oh I'll just store this in the office for a while......"

  3. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Naked, champagne tuesdays!
    (Video conferencing not allowed).

  4. Sydney Smith's advice to lady Georgiana
    Dear Lady Georgiana,
    Nobody has suffered more from low spirits than I have done, so I feel for you.
    1st: live as well as you dare.
    2nd: go into the showerbath with a small quantity of water at a temperature low enough to give you a slight sensation of cold.
    3rd: amusing books.
    4th: short views of human life — not further than dinner or tea.
    5th: be as busy as you can.
    6th: see as much as you can of those friends who like and respect you.
    7th: and of those acquaintances who amuse you.
    8th: make no secret of low spirits to your friends, but talk of them freely — they are always worse for dignified concealment.
    9th: attend to the effects tea and coffee produce upon you.
    10th: don’t expect too much from human life — a sorry business at the best.
    11th: compare your lot with that of other people.
    12th: avoid poetry, dramatic representations (except comedy), music, serious novels, melancholy, sentimental people, everything likely to excite feeling or emotion, not ending in active benevolence.
    13th: DO GOOD, and endeavour to please everybody of every degree.
    14th: be as much as you can in the open air without fatigue.
    15th: make the room where you commonly sit gay and pleasant.
    16th: struggle little by little against idleness.
    17th: don’t be too severe upon yourself, or underrate yourself, but do yourself justice.
    18th: keep good blazing fires.
    19th: be firm and constant in the exercise of rational religion.
    20th: believe me, dear Lady Georgiana, Very truly yours, Sydney Smith.

  5. Hi Shedworking I though you deserved an award