Round Ireland with a Fridge

by Tony Hawks | Travel |
ISBN: 0091867770 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AgnesXNitt of Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 2/20/2008
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 20, 2008
''I hereby bet Tony Hawks the sum of One Hundred Pounds that he cannot hitch hike round the circumference of Ireland, with a fridge, within one calender month.'
A foolhardy attempt to win a drunken bet led to Tony Hawks having one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty travelling companion-cum-domestic-appliance he found himself in the midst of a remarkable, inspirational and at times, down right silly adventure.
In their month of madness, Tony and his fridge surfed together, entered a batchelor festival, and one them had sex without the other one knowing. The fridge got christened and they even met the poorest King on Earth.
As they travelled through Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Clare and beyond, the fridge became a momentary focus for the people of Ireland, growing into a personality in its own right, and bringing people together wherever it went.
Against all the odds, 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' is one of the most inspirational stories you will ever read. Join the fearless pair as they battle on towards Dublin and a breathtaking finale that is both moving, uplifting, and a fitting conclusion to the whole ridiculous affair.'

I already have one very battered copy of this book, but my Mum (now well trained in BXing!) found this copy alone on the local library sale table and bought it for me. Bless her! And bless the Fridge! A very honest and funny true account of comedian, musician and writer, Tony Hawks' journey around Ireland, hitchhiking, whilst dragging a small fridge. Though by the end you do end up wondering - Who was in Whose Wake?!

Journal Entry 2 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 25, 2008
Okay - now a ring book!
Order is as follows:

Maggiemo, Glasgow, UK
Cassiopaeia, Cardiff, UK
Evablue, Athens, Greece
Jozii, Kirkkonummi, Finland
Sota48, Hokksund, Norway
Arugh48187, Bangalore, India
Llednyl, Chesterfield, Ohio, USA
Unwrittenlibra, Amhurst, MA, USA
Vamperstein8782, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

If this is a problem for anyone, please let me know.
Okay, rules as such are:
If you change you mind about reading the book, please let the preceding reader know when they PM you for your addy.
Please try and read and post on within 30 days from receipt of the book. This just keeps the book moving onwards in the ring.
Thank you!

Journal Entry 3 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Let the Ring begin!
Off to MaggieMo in Glasgow - sadly not tomorrow, but hopefully today (Tuesday 4th March 2008) from Brampton village Post Office.
Happy Travels Little Book and Happy Reading Margaret :)

Journal Entry 4 by maggiemo on Monday, March 24, 2008
Sorry I did not journal to say it arrived safely.
Well what can i say. Hilarious book. A bit of nonsense but a pleasure to read. Ready to go on its travels again. Will PM cassiopaeia and post this week

Journal Entry 5 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, April 14, 2008
Arrived in this morning's post. Thanks maggiemo for sending it on and AgnesXNitt for sharing.

Journal Entry 6 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, April 28, 2008
I enjoyed the character and situations in this book, particularly the visit to Tory Island and the meeting with the Patsy Dan, King of Tory. I’m familiar with many of the areas Hawks visited and could easily visualise and understand the reactions of and his interaction with the locals he met along the way. What was disappointing was his writing style; I’m not really surprised he ‘died’ nearly every time he had to speak publicly! I found the narrative uninspiring; it was only brought to life by the characters and not the storytelling. However it was good fun following the journey and thanks to AgnesXNitt for sharing.

Waiting for next address.

Journal Entry 7 by wingCassiopaeiawing at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, May 02, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (5/2/2008 UTC) at Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom



In the post today by Airmail to Evablue in Athens.

Journal Entry 8 by evablue from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, May 05, 2008
It's here! I couldn't believe my eyes when I found it waiting for me this evening! Three cheers for the Royal Mail and many thanks to Cassiopaeia (-:
I will get to it as soon as I finish the one I'm reading now. I'm sure I'll welcome the humour, as the book I'm currently reading is pretty depressing.

Journal Entry 9 by evablue from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, May 19, 2008
I'll have to agree with Cassiopaeia on this one. I enjoyed the characters but disliked the writing style. Furthermore, the author was so concerned about finding a ride from one point of his journey to the next that he forgot to look at the scenery.
On the other hand, the whole adventure made me think how unpredictable and wonderful life can be - how an action without purpose could turn out to become a delightful adventure. The book was worth a read for that thought alone. Thanks AgnesXNitt for sharing!

Mailing to jozii today.

Journal Entry 10 by Jozii from Molkom, Värmland Sweden on Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Got the book in the mail a while ago. I'm half way through it already, but haven't journalled it yet :( Sorry.

Anyway, thanks Evablue for sending it. I'll try to finish it ASAP, but based on how much I like it, I think that won't be too long ;)

Journal Entry 11 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 02, 2009
Oh dear - is this book lost in the post?
Here's hoping it get turns up again soon....

Journal Entry 12 by AgnesXNitt at Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 07, 2010
Well, after two years lost somewhere in the Nordic States, I have procured another copy and will be sending *that* copy out to continue this ring.
NEW BCID: 060-8049798!!

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