Week Sixteen: 2022

If you’re on a bit of a break, then a catch up on what’s on your mind is a bit contradictory.

But hey, it’s easy to throw a few things down.

As you’ll know I had a procedure and it all seems to have gone fine. My ticker is tickety-boo and things are quite perky. The young peeps moved in on Saturday and got me heaving mattresses into vans that proved something (I’m a sucker?)

It’s lovely to have them here, in truth though you do forget how large young appetites can be. The only stress is bedding their cat into the new accommodation; well, they’re stressed; Tipsy seems to be fine.

We’re off on our first flight since the pandemic this weekend for a family wedding in Northern Ireland. A first visit to that part of the Emerald Isle which we are looking forward to. More on that later.

Meanwhile, as April has ended here is a gallery of garden pictures for you as the month wended its way to a conclusion…

And here’s Dog…

And here’s a silly limerick using pulchritude in context…

She said I had a bad attitude
And couldn’t believe I’d be so rude.
My mistake was, sad to say
To call her, as we lay in the hay
The epitome of female pulchritude.

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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33 Responses to Week Sixteen: 2022

  1. willowdot21 says:

    The park is look amazing as is dog🙂. I told you it would be an “interesting time” having the youngersters back we’ve done that on more than one occasion and survived! As for being a sucker to their demands we have been there and got the T-Shirts.
    Keep on ticking.

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  2. Ah yes, lovey images, a daily dose of Dog, and a giggle. my cup runneth over!

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  3. joylennick says:

    A delight – and free! Tee hee for the poem. xx

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  4. Norah says:

    I’m pleased your ticker is as ticketyboo as your beautiful garden. Enjoy Northern Ireland.

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    Chortle, chortle at the limerick. How are Dog and TIpsy getting along. Dog is handsome as ever – he’s grown on me (maybe groan on you!) Good news that your ticker is ticking along better than ever.

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  6. Great photos, Geoff. I guess the best test of any procedure is the mattress. Glad you got to toss one. Liked the limerick

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  7. I’m glad the ticker is ticking fine, and if you’re hefting around mattresses, Geoff, that’s a good sign.
    Have fun in Ireland, And OMG your garden is beautiful. Thanks for sharing all those gorgeous photos. 🙂

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  8. WE WERE ON A BREAAAAK!! (Fans of ‘Friends’ will get this).
    Well, that explanation re. the sculpture makes sense – thanks.
    Hope all of you enjoy the wedding trip.

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  9. I must have missed the break. Enjoy Northern Ireland!

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  10. Darlene says:

    Glad all is well in Casa Le Pard. Enjoy Northern Ireland.

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  11. Debbie says:

    Love your garden and glad to hear you’re having fun with the young ones 🙂

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  12. Yvonne says:

    That dog is such a nactive lad. I’m surprised you were able to capture any photos of him that weren’t just a blur.

    Yay about the cardioversion result, and yay to your voluptuous limerick. .

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  13. V.M.Sang says:

    Lovely pictures, Geoff. So pleased your procedure seems to have done the trick.

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  14. Bridgette says:

    These photos are all so vibrant and joyful!

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