Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Luck O'The Irish
Today is St Patrick's Day so feel free to drown the shamrock in whatever style you fancy. Rather aptly, this morning I awoke from a Guinness hangover (pre-Patrick's Day drinks, oh yes) to discover that ROY, the CBBC show about an Irish cartoon boy living in the real world, won Best Children's Drama at the RTS Awards. Yahoo! You may remember me wittering on about this fantastic show as I was lucky enough to be part of the writing team last year, wait, two years ago now!
This news is all the more exciting when you consider that it beat MI High and Sarah Jane Adventures, two great shows in their own right.
Anyway, it's the perfect Paddy's Day present, enough for me to seek out more pints of the Devil's milk, and large it up Irish stylee. All I need is a packet of Tayto, Galtee sausages, black & white pudding, and I'm all set for tomorrow's inevitable hangover. But shur, what harm?
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit. That's Happy St Patrick's Day to you!
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Also, I should say, I had my first episode of Fair City on last Sunday. Fair City is Ireland's answer to EastEnders, and is the country's leading soap. I'm very proud to have written for both shows as I grew up watching them, wondering if I would ever get the chance to work on them, and now I have! Aw, isn't life nice sometimes.