Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ged's Mancave: Getting married at your garden office

"This is my mancave, at the back of a 1930s Mactaggart & Mickel bungalow on Glasgow's south side," writes Ged O'Brien. "The garage was probably a 1940s or 50s addition but it would certainly struggle to cope with anything much beyond a Baby Austin. When we bought the place four years ago I got a joiner to fit it out and that is where my book 'Played in Glasgow' was written.

"I married Diane on the patio in front of the mancave as well. It's amazing how much you can squeeze into a tiny space: an Edwardian writing desk with my iMac and laptop, a two seat sofa for meetings, filing cabinets, pictures and all the books on sport, literature and art that I have collected in my life. Add broadband which I carried out to the mancave via ethernet and we're sound for travelling.

"I did all the work for my MLitt in here and graduated last year. It sits ready and waiting for my return every evening from teaching (which pays the mortgage). None of this would have been possible without my mancave - which is the talk of the south side and the first place everyone wants to see when they visit."

Ged's latest book, Scottish Squash: the First 75 Years, is in the pipeline. ----------------------------------------------------
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