If you’re going to borrow pictures from my website…. Its amazing where they end up.
This was published in the Polska Gaztea 15th May 2008. [Borrowed from this article!!]
It certainly made me smile! A really good fiend of mine Adam was back at home for two weeks holidays and reading through the papers with Mom over a cup of tea… he passed this. His Mother now knows Bertie Ahern, me of course and St Patrick!
when I started this journey some people laughed. I was happy they smiled, how or why is irrelevant I suppose. Maybe some people thought I did this garden for some alternate reasons or other [?]. I didn’t. I had no sponsor. I had no money. I just had a dream to create. I still have. I also have the greatet friends who were willing to help me and drop everything just to see this journey complete. I call them the thank you so so much list and to you all, I am eternally greatful.
I just wanted to bring recycling to its ultimate level and show it didn’t need to be all dirty, muddy and somewhat hippy-esque to be involved in. I think I did? The response from the public was overwhelming! It almost made me cry I was so happy, because of their [your] response. It was also a child-like vision and like a sort of ‘drop dead fred’ style thing in my mind. I hope it never leaves me. But I still felt that the garden wasn’t really ‘accepted’.
I can’t describe the feeling when Rick spoke to me live on the airwaves. Not so much that but the response from the public, in their thousands. Thank you all. [I’ll publish this list after; it really deserves a post to itself].
And so it was narrowed down to one call from Siobhán from The Electric Picnic. She explained to me that the pink boat, my dream, would have a home for life where people could meet, a landmark of sorts. Respect and an apt retire had been found. A final resting place… and in my head I pictured this video… I think it summises the journey of Pour l’amour de Jeux from its creation and how it felt inside my mind at its journeys end… thank you.
One it goes to a good home for restoration or for a garden OR it gets put into a large skip.
It must be out of the park by this weekend and the boat movers must be booked pretty much as soon as possible.
Any suggestions, sooner rather than later, please…. the clock is literally ticking
if you wish and we do get a few bob it can go to the Niall Mellon Trust and the Garden of Hope teamwhere I will travel this November. If not, not to worry be happy the boat has a good home and you’ve [re] re-berthed a fine piece of mahogany.
does the mister never bring you anywhere? do you fancy treating yourself to an evening among the ‘you scrub up wells’ of this world or did you just fancy seeing yourself dressed up as James Bond ?
At 250 euro a ticket with Diarmuid Gavin as guest speaker this is your chance to walk the green carpet and put the Cameron Diaz and Mackauley Culkins of this world to shame.
Apart from that you’ll get to sit in my company…. how many times have you had an offer like that?!
Interested just call Sara or Peter [thats me] on 00353-1-8078712
7.30pm in the Ballsbridge Inn [ex Jurys – not Croke Park as printed] In aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust. If you’ve got a few bob there’ll be the auctions to follow…. just make sure not to make your grand entry in tuxes like these two guys!
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