Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Top o' the morning to you !!! Happy St Paddy's Day

Here's to everyone out there with a smidgin' of the Oirish in 'em and everyone else who will be making SURE that they do today/tonight by downing a grand old helping of "The Black Stuff".

I, myself, am sitting here typing with a nice glass of Guinness "off the shelf" as I remember my Grandad always saying it tasted better than a cold one. I have to agree.

And I am also going to be enjoying an evening of "Father Ted". That show makes me laugh until my sides are hurting and the tears are rolling.

Most people in the UK know all about Father Ted - but just incase you dont......

Father Ted lives on Craggy Island (a cruddy little place off the coast of Southern Ireland) with Father Dougal (a bit like the village idiot in a cassock) and Father Jack (retired alcoholic priest who is wheelchair bound and who has a fear of nuns and swears a lot). They are looked after by Mrs Doyle the housekeeper who is obsessive compulsive about overfeeding everyone (a very Irish trait) and insisting everyone has "a nice cup of tea".

Some of my favourite quotes are:

Dougal: God, I've heard about those cults Ted. People dressing up in black and saying Our Lord's going to come back and save us all.
Ted: No, Dougal, that's us. That's Catholicism.
Dougal: Oh right.

Mrs Doyle: Now what would you say to a nice cup of tea father?
Father Jack: "FECK OFF CUP"

And if you haven't ever watched it and can cope with the madness, please have a look at the episodes on You Tube and see what you think.

And as it is St Patricks day, and the Irish are so very very funny - I am going to leave you with probably one of the funniest signs I have EVER seen.... and this is actually a genuine photo ...........

A picture of an Irish Scarecrow


  1. Your cousin has just produced a baby boy and called him Patrick in honour of the day. Unfortunately no Guinness here to wet his head - you'll have to do it for us.

  2. Love the scarecrow!

    I loved Father Ted when it was running on the ABC Downunder.
    Ribsplitting would be a goood description of Fr Ted.


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  3. Aunty Mo - great news !!! I just opened your email before logging in here. Glad he arrived on time and didnt keep Tan waiting :-) As I didnt get your email until this morning, I shall just have to force myself to wet the baby's head again tonight x

    Al - glad to hear that Father Ted has gone global :-) and that it was met with as much appreciation by you as it did with us lot. I also forgot to mention one episode that you may or may not have seen where Tom does an armed robbery at the Craggy Island post office and is picked up by Father Ted who he uses as his getaway driver.....when asked if he was "up to his old tricks again" Tom replies "Nah Father, it's my money. I just couldnt be fecked to fill out the paperwork"


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