Word of the Week 25/9/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week.

If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:


I know, I know, too thrilling a word, right?

We’ve needed a new shed for a year or so, really, having patched ours up as best we could this time last year to see us through a few more months. With the colder, wetter weather fast approaching, we knew it was time to get one, so a couple of weeks ago I had the exciting task of choosing and ordering a new shed and arranging for a skip to arrive to time nicely with it. The shed dutifully arrived last Friday (at 6.40am!!) and the skip turned up later that day, much to the kids’ excitement.

Saturday was ‘shed day’ so my dad and brother came round to help the Husband destroy the old one and erect the new one. We also emptied the old shed, threw a lot of it in the skip, got rid of a few of the kids old things including their trampoline which was taking up loads of room yet barely used these days, and the pagoda which had fallen down in the winds over the summer. The shed construction actually ran pretty smoothly considering the three of them had to ponder the instructions together and offer up their own thoughts on it!

We have positioned it on the other side of the garden, as my sister-in-law quite rightly spotted that the sunshine never reaches there, yet it does where the old shed was situated. Until this point, the back of the garden has really just been a pathway to the shed, which had annoyed me as it’s quite a large area that’s always felt wasted. Well no more!

top of the garden

At last, it is tidy! The falling down rush and old timber were just waiting for that skip all summer and irritating me no end! The shed looks superb thanks to the men in my life, and it’s roomy inside now that we’ve dumped lots of old things.

It’s really opened up the top of the garden now, and so since Saturday, I’ve been pondering what to do with the space. You’ll see we put some old railway sleepers around the patio area to create a couple of raised beds, so I’ve already planted some tulips in there and popped out to get a few climbers. The hole in the fence is troubling me, of course, but I think I’m just going to go with covering it with trellis as I want this corner to have climbers all round it over the fences. I’m thinking I probably need a new *rose, too, right?

*I *might* have a fair few roses…

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42 thoughts on “Word of the Week 25/9/15”

  1. Hi Jocelyn, and a very nice new shed you have there (are you sure you couldn’t turn it into a she shed?). It’s good that your sister-in-law noticed that you were missing out on some sun, as you’ve now got a perfect area for a barbecue (away from the shed of course!).

    Just want to let you know that I now display blog hop badges in my side bar, all linking back to the appropriate blogs. Hope that is okay with you?

    Thanks for hosting!


  2. its funny how what excites you changes so much over the years! At our new house they’ve left their she’d but it needs a lot of TLC, so much so I actually think it’s more cost effective to buy a brand new one. Your looks lovely! xx

  3. What a transformation! And yes, that space is absolutely crying out for a rose or two! A scented one would be good and lovely if it does become a patio area. Thanks for hosting x

    1. Just my kind of thinking! I’m thinking a fast growing, excellent repeating rambler across the back fence, and a highly scented shrub in the corner. Needs to be done! x

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  5. What a difference a shed makes!
    It really has opened it up and I can imagine in summer that whole area covered with climbers, giving out gorgeous scent and being quite an attractive part of the garden – a little secret garden, maybe?!
    I’m with you, anything that helps to tidy up and put away and I’m there!
    Thanks for hosting, as always

  6. Looking forward to seeing how it has all taken shape then in a couple of weeks 🙂 More sun is definitely the way forward, and yay to the men in your life for making it all relatively straightforward!

  7. I love your new shed, and what a lovely lot of space you have now! I haven’t joined in with word of the week for ages, I’ll have to try harder!

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  9. Hi Jocelyn,

    I know it’s been forever and a day since I last participated in #WotW but I received a reminder email from you or maybe it was just an email saying you posted Word of the Week but anyway made the time to get over here to participate finally as I have missed doing so and plan to make it more of a priority because I do enjoy participating so much!

    Your new shed is really nice! I have been wanting one for our backyard for some time now but we do not have wood sheds here they are almost always metal like a heavy type of aluminum or something. I’d prefer a nice sturdy wood one like yours any day of the week!! Oh, and I have a question for you… What is a skip?? I know you’re probably giggling but we don’t have those here in the U.S. and if we do we call it something totally different so it has piqued my interest to say the least.

    Hope you and your family are doing well and that you have a beautiful weekend!!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx

    1. So lovely to have you joining in again! Thank you, sheds tend to be wooden over here. A skip is a big open container that you hire to collect rubbish – not sure what you have there. A debris container or similar? X

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