Five years ago on Today FM's Ray Darcy show they compiled a book of photos that told the story of a day in the life of Ireland. The money raised from selling the book went to charity. They asked the public to send in photos and were amazed with the success of it.
Five years on and they decided to do it again this time to raise money for Barnardos Childrens Charity.
The idea was to take photos on Oct 2nd and email them in to the show.
Saturday Oct 2nd 2010 was a very, very wet day here in Tipperary but I decided I wanted to join in. So I grabbed my camera and started taking pics.
The day started with myself and Susie having a lie-in.
Here she is in her bed all curled up.
After lunch with no sign of the rain clearing I decided to head to "The Lookout". I love this place and it feels like being on top of the world. Unfortunately it was so wet that I had to sit in the car for quiet a while.
Finally the rain eased off a bit and I got out and tried out the panoramic mode on my camera for the first time.
On the way home I popped into the local shop for a few bits and spotted the ice-cream machine so I got myself a 99 and was told it would be the last one I could have for a while because they were packing up the machine for the winter. I love my 99's SO much.
While sitting in the car I snapped a pic of my 99, just for fun.
So I sent off my pics disappointed with how few I managed to take and thought to myself that I didn't have a hope of any of them making it into the book especially as I heard them saying that they got in 21,000 pics and how great they all were.
I picked up my book today in Easons (they were nearly all gone)and was told that they only arrived in 2 hours before and would definitely be gone by the end of the day.
I got home made a cuppa and sat down to flick through the book and imagine my surprise when I saw one of my pics in the book.
I was laughing at the one that got added. Out of them all that was the biggest surprise and to think I nearly didn't send it. Then I thought "Why didn't I paint my nails that day?"