Could McMoonter Tower's Pool Hoose be the 'Shed of the Year'?
Last week I got an email then a phone call from a TV company that about to start filming a ‘Shed of the Year’ programme.
It’s going to be a prime time Channel 4 show presented by George Clark.
They are hoping to do something on the Pool Hoose and a little summerhouse I built a few years back. Amazingly they are still standing. I built both in under a fortnight.
The researcher confided that they were both amongst the producer’s favourites. That counts for little as the winner will be the product a public vote.
Either way, it has brought a frisson of excitement to our summer.Posted 3 years agodangerousbeansMember
Every time my therapist helps me get my life back on track, McMoonter pops up with another amazing lifestyle thread.
LOL Me too. Serves me right for wasting my time looking after the disabled. I really need another job with pay and prospects and stuff.Posted 3 years agosharkbaitMember
Nice one MM …. I’d certainly say they deserve to be included.
My only word of warning [this is for egeneric TV participation] is that the production company have you by the balls. They can shoot the footage and then put it together any way they want and either make you look like a hero or k**b – it seems it’s how the director or producer feels will get them the best ratings.
[This is my experience from taking part in a series a couple of years ago. I/we got out of it unscathed but some people were portrayed in a less than flattering light].
Anyway with G Clarke involved I suspect it will be pretty good and defo one to watch 🙂Posted 3 years agomatthewjbSubscriber
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Neither of those are sheds
Agreed. I have two sheds but neither are quite a nice as those.
Do people actually sleep in the Pool House? Given how far north you are I would guess it is quite chilly.
Obviously happy to vote for you. I assume we can vote online multiple times.Posted 3 years ago
‘Do people actually sleep in the Pool House?’
The USP that won the guys over was the fact that you can indeed sleep in it. It’s registered on warmshowers.org as a place passing touring cyclists can overnight in. Already this year we’ve had a Canadian girl and a German guy come to stay and we have a couple from California due in July.
I have only a little building experience but lots of enthusiasm, that probably more than anything helps me get things done. I seldom start a project with a complete materials list nor any real idea of how it will turn out. I’m a painter by training, so I employ a similar organic process to how I build stuff.Posted 3 years ago
The TV guys are coming tomorrow so we’ve had a bit of a tidy up in the Pool Hoose. My only regret is that we wont have these two Argentinian Warmshowers guests here in time for the filming. They arrive on Thursday evening. Pedal faster guys and you could be on TV. https://www.facebook.com/ourbicyclechronicles
Posted 3 years ago
Also…warmshowers.org…I was worried it might be NSFW
It’s a really good resource. I only used it once in the States. It had been a hellish couple of days with torrential rain and storm force headwinds. With nowhere to camp I checked out the site. There were three WS hosts around Salem. The first I called was in and at short notice they said I should come and stay. The forecast was bad for the next day so they insisted I stay a second night. It was one of my tour highlights.
It’s a site that is growing in momentum. Well worth registering on if you are planning a tour.Posted 3 years ago
That’s the guys from Channel 4 just away. They’ve been working flat out from 9 o’clock. It was fascinating seeing the production process. I keen to hear how the rain sounded on the tin roof in the final cut.
The cameraman works regularly on Top Gear and the Director does a lot of stuff with James May. He made the Meccano motorbike around the TT circuit film. Top day!Posted 3 years ago
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