The garden shed

Jonny came from a time when people believed things were meant to last.

Televisions and vacuum cleaners were brought to the repair man when they broke down. You didn’t just throw them away and get a newer model.

You didn’t need a degree in computers to put your head under the bonnet of a car and clothes and shoes were passed down to other members of the family.

He had brought his old-fashioned attitudes with him as the world grew more disposable around him.

But as he sat at his desk, watching a pale watery sun sink into the horizon on a night which chilled you to the core, he couldn’t help thinking…

‘It’s about time I bought a new garden shed.’

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