Reading Martin's account of erecting his shed reminded me of an article I read in The Oldie, which Fiona's mum passes on to us after she has read them. A great magazine.
It began in Australia and is spreading rapidly. A means to get men who live alone to get together and do projects.
Sounds like a brilliant idea.
Wikipedia article or just google mens shed movement
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Will have to make sure OH doesn't find that!
Trying to enjoy life as it is
I think it's a great idea – I was recently discussing with a friend whose Dad has just retired from being a headmaster, and he's gone into a depression – won't get up or shaved or anything like that. He was also the stalwart of a choir and they've had to change their repertoire because he isn't there ….. it is a worry – that sense of no-worth anymore. So, yes, the men's shed movement is an excellent idea.
I did a creative embroidery course a long time ago and I was one of the younger members of the group and it was there that a couple of ladies told me that on retirement all men must have a shed to go and potter around in and generally not get under their wives feet. It was good advice, while not strictly of retirement age, my hubby has a giant barn to play around in. Keeps in from under my feet anyway
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