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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Help, Ted, I'm going mad...

14 July 2009 23:44:02
Help, Ted, I'm going mad...

Help, Ted, I'm going mad...

Does anyone remember Father Ted? And do you remember the episode where Ted, Dougal and Jack go off on holiday together? They end up staying in the tiniest caravan and, of course, it buckets rain.

As if that wasn't bad enough Graham Norton (as a priest) turns up with the folk group and they all pile into the tiny caravan and start a ceilí. Graham Norton is his usual hyper self and won't let anyone sleep. I think it's Fr Dougal who utters the unforgettable phrase "help, Ted, I'm going mad".

Well it feels like that at the moment with the deluge of unrimitting rain going on outside.


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HeadGardener HeadGardener 14 July 2009 23:54:44

Almost as good as Fr Ted holdiing up a toy cow and saying to Dougal as he looks out the window.. this cow is small but those cows are F A R A W A Y. he he mind you I am a bit of a Tedaholic, mind you in the end Fr Jack does end up on a yacht sunning himself with drink and girls so theres hope for us ....


shelser shelser 15 July 2009 00:16:11

Dance Ted Dance! We parked our enormous camper van beside a lookalike Ted caravan in Allihies, West Cork last week. I was going to pin a sign on it "Ceili here tonight at 10 o'clock, music by the Chieftans; 50p payable at the door" but I chickened out.


Jacinta Jacinta 15 July 2009 07:33:48

ha ha rachel, that journal entry made me giggle. Ted was a 'whizz'. Pity all good things come to an end. Great picture, too.


Mairin Mairin 15 July 2009 09:37:08

I think half the problem is that we were all expecting a good summer. I even heard it on the UK programme “Countryfile” when they were discussing that animal disease “blue tongue”. So we should blame whoever did the prediction for getting our hopes up.


LindaB LindaB 15 July 2009 12:06:23

Love Father Ted, watch it over and over and over and over and over - bit like the rain!!


HeadGardener HeadGardener 16 July 2009 00:24:19

Heard they were going to have a Lovely Girls competition at the gathering Saturday followed by an All Gardeners Stars in their eyes competion, was thinking of going as Elvis what do ya think :-D


Rachel Rachel 16 July 2009 11:15:19

Shelser, that would have been really funny but you'd probably have gotten people with no sense of humour! See you on Saturday at 8.30, Elvis.


CraigK CraigK 16 July 2009 16:53:57

Great post Rachel! What's your favorite humming sound?


Rachel Rachel 16 July 2009 20:28:09

Must have missed that episode, Craig. Good old Father Ted. He's alive and well you know - look for him on Face Book!


yorkshirelass yorkshirelass 16 July 2009 20:46:06

I remember that episode rachel and love father ted, it has been lovely weather here and tonight we are getting the dreaded rain and boy is it raining, was going to visit a garden tomorrow but thunderstorms and rain with gales. Maybe not.


Rachel Rachel 16 July 2009 23:54:51

Yeah, this weather is very off-putting. It's not much fun squelching round a garden!


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