Round Ireland with a Fridge

by Tony Hawks | Travel |
ISBN: 0091867770 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDolphuswing of Luzern, Luzern Switzerland on 6/12/2005
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingDolphuswing from Luzern, Luzern Switzerland on Sunday, June 12, 2005
You have to be very drunk to bet somebody, that you would be able to hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge. Apparently the author was. The result is a unique travel account, at times hilarious, even though I have to admit that I did not finish the book. Somehow the oddness of the situation, and with it the fun, gradually wears off. But even if you don't finish the book, I think it's well worth reading.

Journal Entry 2 by wingDolphuswing from Luzern, Luzern Switzerland on Monday, July 04, 2005
Will be handed over to sun-beetle at tomorrow's meetup in Zurich

Journal Entry 3 by sun-beetle from Stäfa, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Some people even read my wishlist... thanks I really appreciate it!

Journal Entry 4 by sun-beetle from Stäfa, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, July 28, 2005
I just loved reading this book! Even if some of the jokes were a bit dumb, most of them made me laugh. And as my travel-budy could confirm, laugh out LOUD :-) This story is so hilarious I will remember it for quite some time and if I need something to smile about, I'll think of Tony and his fridge.
Also the Irish seem like some special folks, which made me think I should once in my life go travelling there. (But of course without a bet and surely not with a fridge.)

Journal Entry 5 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Friday, August 19, 2005
Given to me by sun-beetle at last night's bookclub. Thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, August 21, 2005
What a lovely booK! I too laughed out loud whilst reading it! My hubbie is irish, and we've visited quite a lot of places on the west coast of Ireland. We too have experienced the "lock in" of these small pubs. In one case, the pub landlord disappeared for an hour, the locals kept pulling the pints and leaving money on the counter, and then the barman reappeared in his pajamas and dressing gown at about 2/3 am and continued serving!!

Anyway, I think Tony Hawks write a great book, and obviously knows the value of a nice cup of tea: (p.55)

"There is something soothing and reassuring about tea- and coffee-making facilities in a room. I delight in all the intricate packagins of the tea, coffee, sugar and milk, and draw enormous pleasure from the ritual of filling the lightweight kettle, struggling to find the power power, and being unsure of whether pushing the button in at the back of the kettle has turned it on or off. For me, once I've made a cup of tea I belong somewhere. It's like I'm marking out my territory, and anyone attempting to come and make a cup of tea on my patch will be dealt with most severely, more likely than not with a counter attach into their territory and the seizure of their milk cartons and shortbread biscuits."

Not sure what I will do with this book. It will stay at home on my non-existent bookshelves for the time being, but is available for loans / trades / RABCKs.

Journal Entry 7 by J-sama from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Thanks for borrowing me the book. I found it in my mailbox today. I did a roundtrip through Ireland this summer, not with a fridge though but with a bunch of friends. I fell in love with that country and I'm looking foreward to read that book as soon as possible. Thanks again.

Journal Entry 8 by J-sama from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I finally managed to read it. The book sat on my shelf for a long time and I took it with me everywere I went - whether to the Czech Republic for my foreign semester or on my vacation trip to Australia - I never managed to read it. Until now. It is amazing how much freetime you have when your computer is broken beyond repair.....

The book was really great, in Summer 2005 I did almost the same trip as Tony just without fridge. And I recognized many things he wrote about.

Thank you for borrowing me the book and sorry again for the the long time it had to stay with me.

From 25.10.2006 its now on its way back home to Switzerland back to the shelf of nice-cup-of-tea

Journal Entry 9 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Sunday, November 05, 2006
Safely returned home - thanks jsama!

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