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The Cabin Bk 199

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    Steve Sowden
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The shed is sited in a seaside themed part of the garden. It is internally adorned with memorabilia from the shipping and fishing industry much like the Ship Hotel in our favourite holiday destination Seahouses in Northumberland. It has original oil paintings of seascapes from Craster, a beautiful brass clock in the centre of a ship's wheel, Brass barometer, brass mirror in the form of a porthole window. There are fishing nets and lobster pots hung from the ceiling and many miniature model fishing vessels around the upper shelves. The central focus is a larger model fishing boat on the pine table which is of the 'Radiant Way' a boat based in Seahouses through the 60's 70's and 80's. The shed deliberately has no electricity to it and is fired by vintage oil lamps and candles at night with a portable gas heater and therefore an carbon monoxide detector fitted for the coldest nights. It has so far held 2 'shedfests' with my friends when a dab radio playing 'absolute rock' is brought in while we while the night away with bottles of real ale. The seating is cane conservatory furniture with a pine central table. Many other fishing oddities hang from the ceiling including a rubber seagull I bought in America via ebay. If you look out of the window you see the seaside grasses and could easily let your mind drift to be in a hut on the white sand dunes of Northumberland. BK199 is the original registration number of the fishing coble 'Remembrance' from Seahouses harbour that my brother and I worked on during the summers in the 1960's and 70's It is used daily whether for the kids to do homework or chill out, my wife to have coffee in with her friends or me and the lads of an evening for a couple of beers and cigars. It is our pride and joy and everyone who visits absolutely loves it.

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My friends and I have double glazed it with heavy duty acetate and clear sealant, completely draft proofed it with sealant and painted it with everlast timber proofing inside and out. The roof has been given two coats of silver flexterior to lengthen the life of the felt. Externally there are two planters on the porch where we have tubs of flowers and hooks for 2 hanging baskets at either side.

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