A good news day

There are days when you wake to a bit of grey cloud, when the hot water takes an age to run, when the toaster seems to have reset itself to a light char setting and the milk is on the cusp of dodgy. When the dog’s lead refuses to clip and I’m out of poo bags. The drizzle starts and I’ve left my hat behind and I don’t see the loose paving stone which sends dirty water up my trousers.

All first world issues, but all prone to take the gloss off a day. So when, on Friday I heard, within 5 minutes of each other that (a) the Vet had passed her finals and was now a fully fledged Veterinarian Doctor and (b) the Lawyer had been offered the job he wants when he qualifies in September I must say any and all the above or any combination would not have mattered in the slightest. After all we can be proud of our offspring and their achievements but when both come up with such success, well, it feels as if my work is done!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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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35 Responses to A good news day

  1. Ritu says:

    Huge congrats all round His Geoffleship! And a happy fathers day to you too! 😍

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  2. Rowena says:

    Geoffle, from all our previous discussions, you should know you can’t hang your hat up yet. Parenting never ends, although there does come that tipping point where you can start turning in your parenting chips and collect. By this stage, your teeth will no doubt be in a jar and you’ll be trying to hotrod it out of the lock-up ward on your zimmerframe.
    JOkes aside, congratulations to the whole family for continued success of the two offspring and the joy of these celebrations along with the phew that comes with it.
    Geoff I don’t know whether you’ve heard about the Great Get Together being run around the UK this weekend to mark the anniversary of Jo Cox’s death. I felt it’s objectives were very aligned with 1000 Speak and all the posts were all written through time about compassion and giving a damn.
    For this reason, I decided to hold an online Get Together at Beyond the Flow: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/great-get-together-goes-global-moreincommon/
    I would love to have you pop over and be a part of it. Have you heard about this or seen any celebrations?
    Best wishes,


  3. Hurrah and huge congrats!

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  4. jennilepard says:

    This is super sweet dad thank yoooo πŸ’›

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  5. As a fellow proud parent can I just say your work is never done! Congratulations to both your talented offspring 😊😊

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  6. Mary Smith says:

    Wonderful news. Congratulations to the vet and the lawyer. A happy Fathers’ Day indeed. πŸ™‚

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  7. Congratulations tto the Vet and the Lawyer and to the proud parents too! Happy Father’s Day Geoff, this si certainly one to remember! πŸ™‚

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  8. Ah! Congratulations to all! How wonderful. Thanks for sharing the (much-needed) good news. πŸ™‚ Happy Father’s Day!

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  9. Anabel Marsh says:

    Well done to the pair of them. Great news!

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  10. Good job mum and dad and good on you off-spring! It’s a wonderful feeling when your kids do well isn’t it and you are filled with that slightly fuzzy glow of pride πŸ™‚ Loved the little video! xo

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  11. willowdot21 says:

    So proud for you Geoff you have a lovely family is a credit to you and the Textilist

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  12. Michael says:

    Success within family is always a great thing Geoff. It comes at times we don’t expect too and I suspect it took your mind off the water up your leg..

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  13. What absolutely wonderful news, Geoff. If you can get your kids to this point, then you have succeeded.

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  14. Job well done to both parents and offspring!!! Congrats all around. That would make any day a top one for the books.

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  15. Many congratulations to a very proud father and his family. I love the photo, Geoff. You did say which app to use to get photos like that, but I’ve already forgotten! We’ll have to do some of those photos next year.

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  16. Lovely post & wonderful news!

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  17. Eileen says:

    Wow! That would cover a multitude of irritations. Hooray for them and for you!

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