Thursday, March 17

St Patrick's Day Giveaway

As I sent my little leprechaun off to school today - with his lovely little scout made hat and uber excited as there was a Meal Deal on - I also sent the little miss in hot pink, as she refused both the green and thought her brother looked weird. I in my sore back induced daze wore blue, what was I thinking, I love green!!

Anyways here's a little giveaway - just post a comment with something Irish - a little joke (keep them clean), a recipe, some little tidbit that you love about St Patrick's Day - do you eat green food, go to a parade or drink green beer? Don't forget to check back on the 19th to see if you've won, as I can't always contact the winner through blogger. Please only enter once and postage costs remain your responsibility. Winner will be posted via the blog. Chance plays no part in this giveaway - it will be the person whose post interests me or makes me giggle the most.

Here is the little number up for grabs. It's a size 2 and will have a lime green microfleece inner. It has a feature panel of jungle print, and then pieced pistachio, mottled green minky and jade.

It's not snapped and ready to go as I'm currently unable to snap - see above :( so have to wait for Shane to get home to do it - but it will be ready and waiting to go to it's new home over the weekend. I think it's pretty unisex.


  1. I love St Patrick's day. My dad passed away close the three years ago now, and St Patrick's day always has fond memories for me as it was always "his special day". He used to tell us that this day and all the celebrations were all about him. He was irish and his name was Patrick, what more proof does one need to say the day is all about you? I'm sure he's having a pint of Guinness going on about how special he is ;)

  2. This one always makes me giggle :D

    A pregnant Irish woman from Dublin gets in a car accident and falls into a deep coma. Asleep for nearly 6 months, when she wakes up she sees that she is no longer pregnant and frantically asks the doctor about her baby.

    The doctor replies, 'Ma'am you had twins! a boy and a girl. Your brother from Cork came in and named them.'

    The woman thinks to herself, 'Oh No, not my brother... he's an idiot!' She asks the doctor, 'Well, what's the girl's name?' Denise.'

    'Wow, that's not a bad name, I like it! What's the boy's name?'


    Happy St Particks Day! x

  3. Yum yum! Beef and Guinness pies

  4. I love St Patricks Day :) My dream is to go to Ireland one day! Cant wait. This joke always makes me giggle... (and appropriately its about nappies!)

    An Irish girl brought her baby boy to the doctor and told him "Doc, my little Paddy just cries and cries all the time. What do you think the problem is?"
    Taking the baby from her, the doctor noticed a strong odour, where upon he looked into Paddy's nappy. "Why Mary!" He shouted, "The problem is that there is at least 16 pounds of yellow poo in your sons nappy!"
    "No, that cant be it Doctor,"the girl replied "On the tag it says 'Good for babies up to 18 pounds', so he's got at least two more to go!"

    Happy St Patricks Day! xx

  5. May your troubles be less
    And your blessings be more.
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door.

  6. well, i woke up to my son telling me it was his day (his name is Patrick), so we've started telling everyone that he wishes everyone that it's happy 'him' day. i just wish he was as saintly as who he's named after

  7. Top of the mornin' to ya!
    (it's not morning any more but 'top of the afternoon' just doens't sound right. to be sure, to be sure LMAO!)

    So you be wants'n a joke does ya?
    ok then,

    So how was Irish Dancing established?

    Too much drink and not enough bathrooms! lol


    Fergus O'Toole went to the Dr with a mighty headache. The Doctor was puzzled 'I'm very sorry Mr O'Toole, but I can't diagnose your trouble. I think it must be drink.'

    'Don't worry about it Dr Cullen, I'll come back when you're sober.' said O' Toole...... :)

    and one for the road

    An Englishman, a Frenchman and an Irishman were in a pub talking about their children.

    'My son was born on St George's Day, 'remarked the Englishman, 'So we obviously decided to call him George.'

    'That's a real coincidence', observed the Frenchman', My daughter was born on Valentine's Day, so we decided to call her Valentine.'

    'That's really incredible', drawled the Irishman, 'Exactly the same thing happened with my son Pancake.'

    May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.
    Amanda T :)

  8. I love this blessing...

    May the wings of the Cherub kiss the sun.
    And find your shoulder to light on.
    To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
    Today, tomorrow and beyond.

    (just a tiny word change)

    Happy StPatricks Day!!!

  9. St Patrick's Day is very special to me as it is the day my beautiful son was born. When Ryder came into the world 2 years ago the midwives were all dressed up in green and the labour ward was decorated too. I remember being in recovery with Ryder having his first breastfeed and the doctor and middy's were trying to decide if he should be named "Paddy" or "Seamus" He turned out to be a red head too.

  10. A giveaway, announced Cherubs Kiss;
    Now thats one i dont want to miss;
    So i scoured the net;
    A limerick to get;
    But alas, all ill enter is this!

    I love St Patricks day, after all, my name is Erin and i seem to have the luck of the Irish at this time of year. Fingers crossed that my little Liam gets to wear some gorgeous CK fluff!

  11. Favourite Irish Quote
    As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.

    Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover? You don't want to press your luck.

    Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig

  12. What would we do without google :) ? Learn a thing or two about St Patrick day.

    Anyhow, i like this one,

    Seamus had a major mishap on his first day of mountain climbing. He slipped from a highish peak and fell twenty feet, stopping himself only by grabbing hold of a very, very small clump of bushes. There he hung, every second expecting the bushes to snap and send him hurtling hundreds of feet to his death.

    'Is there anyone up there? Is there anyone who can help me? Is there anyone at all?'

    Suddenly the heavens boomed with the sound of a mighty voice:

    'I am the Almighty. I am here to help you, Seamus. Trust me. Let go of the bush and let yourself drop and I will catch you in my arms and carry you safely to earth!'

    Seamus pondered for a while, and then said, 'I appreciate the offer. But is there anyone else up there?'

  13. Not about St. Patrick's Day per se,

    Two little scouts in leprechaun hats,
    Both blonde,both seven,their stripey shirts match
    William and Liam, names almost the
    Smiling and laughing, they love playing games
    A mischievous twinkle in four bright eyes
    When you're only seven,every day's a surprise!

  14. Since my sister met by BIL many years ago now, we celebrate St. Partick's Day as he is Irish :) I'll share a recipe he showed me how to make and now I make it every year :)

    675g potatoes, peeled and quartered
    100g curly kale, chopped (or Spring cabbage if kale not available))
    1/2 cup spring onions, roughly chopped
    1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped
    100g butter
    salt and pepper

    Simmer the potatoes in lightly salted water until cooked - when pierced with a sharp knife the potato is soft in the middle.
    Blanch the curly kale in boiling water for one minute. Drain and reserve.
    Chop half of the spring onions roughly and the other half finely. Add the roughly chopped spring onions to the drained kale and pulse in a blender for 10 seconds.
    Drain the potatoes and add the butter. When the butter has melted, mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Add the kale mixture and mix.
    Finally, add the finely chopped spring onions and season to taste.

    The traditional use for Colcannon was for predicting marriage on Halloween. They would make a big batch of it up and hide charms through it. If you were not married and you found one, you would put spoonfuls of it into socks, and tie them on your front doof. The first man to come into the house was your intended lol

  15. There once was a lovely lady,
    Who catered for all sorts of babies,
    With her husband to snap,
    and keep things on track,
    What a kind and generous lady.

  16. I'm second generation Irish. I don't mind the jokes though, so here's some I quite like.

    Reilly is walking through a graveyard when he comes across a headstone with the inscription "Here lies a politician and an honest man."

    'Faith now,' exclaims Reilly, 'I wonder how they got the two of them in one grave.

    Finnegin: Me wife has a terrible habit of staying up ’til two o’clock in the morning. I can’t break her of it.
    Sean: What on earth is she doin’ at that time?
    Finnegin: Waitin’ for me to come home.

    Q. “Well, Mike,” said the doctor. “I can’t quite diagnose your case. I think it must be the drink.”
    A. “Sure, that’s all right, doctor,” said Mike. “I know how you feel. I’ll come back when you’re sober.”

    Q. An American lawyer asked, “Paddy, why is it that whenever I ask an Irishman a question, he answers with another question?
    A. “Who told you that?” asked Paddy.

    Slaney phoned the maternity ward at the hospital.
    “Quick!” He said.
    “Send an ambulance, me wife is about to have a baby!”
    “Is this her first baby?” the intern asked.
    “No ya idjit, this is her husband, Kevin”!