You can see TV presenter, biker and passionate Shed invader Henry Cole on television most days of the year. His TV series Shed and Buried is hugely popular. He also presents Find It, Fix It, Flog It!, The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides and The Motorbike Show.
Henry believes when it comes to truly finding out who you are and what makes you tick; you need a shed. He says your shed is your refuge. It’s the place where you go when you need a break from this mad, crazy world.
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In Henry’s words, “A shed can only help you if it’s not attached to the house. The minute you attach the shed to the gaff. Or confuse the concept of a shed with the concept of a conservatory, or a home office or a Shepherd’s Hut, you’re doing yourself over. You are never, ever going to get spiritual enlightenment in a lean-to. That’s like going to find yourself in Thailand, and staying in the airport.”
Henry feels that it is important to make that pilgrimage to the bottom of the garden. Furthermore, he doesn’t care if you have to walk down a muddy track or crunch along a perfect gravel path. Whatever it takes to get you out of the house.
He goes on to say, “Breathe in the fresh air. Then pull open the door, grapple for the light switch, fire up the heaters and turn on the kettle. Once you’re inside the four walls of your shed, you can do whatever you like. You’re the king in there.”
Henry’s previous book was published in May 2019