April 1st already! How did that get here so quick? Bit of an uneventful day really on the prankster ‘Fools’ side of things but that’s got nothing to do with today’s blog so I’ll try and get to the point! (unfortunately, that’s not a strong point of mine)
You may have read my previous blog about the building of Danny’s Beach Bar to complete the beach retreat, that is my backyard, after I got carried away with my garden office – that’s another story! (See Crafty Monkey at the Beach blog posts!).
Anyway, I decided to enter it into Readersheds Shed of the Year 2016, just for fun really, although we wouldn’t complain if it gets through to the next round. Home bars/pubs in a shed/building in the garden are really quite popular with a lot of entries – after all England is a bit of a drinker’s nation – so the competition is pretty strong. However, I decided to enter Danny’s Beach Bar into the budget category rather than the pub and entertainment one as I literally made it on a shoestring – well not literally out of shoestrings, more out of pallets, but you know what I mean, it pretty much cost me a pack of screws and that was only after running out of all the odd one’s i’ve acquired over the years! And actually, because I’m a frequent flyer (regular customer) with Screwfix and they know me quite well, they even threw in some freebee screws! I would mention the wonderful people there but don’t want to get them into trouble for the free screws but I must say they are a helpful bunch! Again I digress so I will now get to the point!
I am pretty proud of my Danny’s Beach Bar build, especially as I kind of made it up as I went along, that goes for my woodwork skills too! And I’m happy to say it’s still standing strong and proud.
Not sure if it’s got what it takes to make it as a finalist but I had a quick flitter on twitter earlier and up popped a tweet from the King of Shed’s himself, yes he needs no introduction (well not if you’re a hardcore sheddie!), yes it’s the one and only Uncle Wilco! Well the tweet actually came from @readersheds which is basically @unclewilco. The tweet read:
Some of the more Quirkier Shed Entries for
#shedoftheyear 2016 – shedblog http://www.shedblog.co.uk/2016/03/07/quirkier-shed-entries-shedoftheyear-2016/#.Vv5XxVNYwpY.twitter …
I clicked on the link and scrolled through and guess whose shed is one of the featured one’s? Yep you’ve guessed it, Danny’s Beach Bar! So now I have a big smile on my face to think King Sheddie see’s it as quirky! Have a click on the link above and have a browse at some of the other fab 2016 entries! Or if you want to keep up to date with Danny’s Beach Bar then you can have a look on the facebook page.