Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Turtle Bunbury: shedworker

Inspired by Dylan Thomas's writing shed, writer and television broadcaster Turtle Bunbury became a shedworker in February last year, working now from a writing cabin built by Timber Living using 150-year-old Norway spruce grown in Siberia. It's black on the outside (very on trend) but classic white for the interior from where he has marvellous views. Here's how he described it to the Irish American Post:

I used to work in a windowless garret but everything changed in February, 2020, when the electrician flicked a switch and so powered up my new office – a timber studio in our garden, made out of Siberian pine, painted ash black, with a view straight onto the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The timing could not have been better. We were on lockdown within a few weeks and I think our family’s sanity was saved by the fact I had my man cave to flee to. Ally [his wife] has an astounding ability to be able to write a novel with a radio playing and the children and hamsters sitting on her head. I need complete tranquility to focus. 

Here he is talking from the shed during the lockdowned West Cork Literary Festival last August.

 And here's a link to another article about the garden office.


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