Who would hurt a fairy?

Sticking a fairy atop a prickly pine tree might seem to be the height of cruelty unless you are raising money for the dogs trust. Lovely cuddly Hugh is doing just that, a pound for every topped out Christmas Treetop that is featured on his site So here is my first, courtesy of the Lawyer’s tree. Since said fairy is doing a great impression of my mum she will have to be called Barbs, which may also cover what she is sitting on.


If if you’d like to join in here is the link to Hugh’s blog.


PS the family portrait behind the tree is of Great Aunt Marigold who famously acted as surrogate mother to the love child of Keith Richard and WHAuden, reputedly the only turkey credited to either.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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23 Responses to Who would hurt a fairy?

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Oh, I think it’s an angel! Did you ever hear the story about how the angel got on top of the tree?

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  2. Thanks for participating in my charity photo challenge in aid of The Dogs Trust, Geoff. My eyes were drawn to that picture and I’m so glad you explained what it is. Barbs the Angel looks very happy sat there. In fact, she looks like she is doing some disco dancing.

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  3. I agree with Hugh that Barb looks like she is strutting her stuff up there on the Christmas tree! 🙂

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  4. Rachel M says:

    I love the family portrait.


  5. Ouch, tbat portrait really completes this photo so well…

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    Who can gaze at the fairy’s predicament with that ostrich to behold? Thanks for the reminder of Hugh’s challenge!

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  7. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Christmas Post Reblog.. Geoff Le Pard has entered his fairy on top of his Christmas Tree for the Hugh Roberts charity challenge £1 for every entry up to £250 is being donated to The Dogs Trust…

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  8. Norah says:

    Cute angel. Not so sure about the aunt or the offspring! But that’s a different angle.

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  9. Oh, dear Aunt Marigold. ☺

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  10. Poor fairy! Who wants a load of pine needles up their jacksie?

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