So, what is all this 'Shed of the Year' nonsense on the telly? 'Shed of the Year'? No, no, no - the comparative value (that sounds about brainily right) of sheds is not a subject for a whole set of programmes on the public teevers.
Sheds! Anyhow, I was flicking through the channels and it said: 'And up next, it's Shed of the Year.' So I'm like - what? No, no, surely I misheard. But nope, it really was a programme about the sheds inc. their aesthetic value, for heaven's sake.
So, I turned it over and just thought some 'harumphhh' type thoughts over the old gin and tonic. That night I only ruddy well ended up dreaming about bloody sheds: getting locked in a shed, the disgraceful old Josef Fritzel-esque number that my brother in law built etc etc.
Next morning, I tried to stop myself...but I'm only human, so I googled it and voila:
2013 Shed of the Year.
And then it occurred to me: I'd just had a very nasty brush with irony.
Now, of course, I'm totally into Shed of the Year...
Will let you know which dreadful old pile wins, sigh...