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This morning Jackie drove me to New Hall Hospital for a follow up visit to Mr Kask, my orthopaedic surgeon. At the same time Louisa and her daughters left to visit a cousin in Cambridge.
Mr Kask was happy with my progress and considered that the right knee replacement could wait until after an appointment in three months time.
As I opened up my camera on the way home, I found two photographs of Geri (Halliwell), sitting on my chair, therein. This, I believe, was my daughter’s reminder that I had not featured her young cockapoo in my weekend posts. I could imagine myself as a small boy choosing such a dog for a pet, purely on account of the name of the breed.
I disembarked on the green at Mockbeggar to photograph a small, motley, herd of fly-bearing cattle in occupation. Mostly black and white adults, there were a few calves, a couple of brown and white ones having been adopted.
The landscape near Linwood was enhanced by ponies wandering around the vicinity of the aptly named Appleslade car park. Apples and hawthorn fruit mingled among the trees, and we encountered the common sight of patiently optimistic ponies planted before a cottage gate.
This evening we enjoyed a drink on the patio before dining on Jackie’s roast lamb; roast and boiled potatoes, including sweet ones; runner beans from the garden; and sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Elizabeth and I drank Saint-Chinian 2016 and the Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden.
I think people would pay to visit and drink wine on your patio. It’s lovely.
And your daughter’s dog is very cute.
I’m glad you got a good report from the doctor. 🙂
Very many thanks, Merril. For you, the visit would be free. 🙂
I echo everything Merril said 🙂
Free for you, too, Pauline. Thanks very much
Lovely dog, most unfortunate breed name (but try as I might I can’t think of better – perhaps a Cocker Spoodle?)
There is none better, Osyth 🙂 Thanks very much
no, I’m with you and the inherent smut-gene. Great dog’s breed. There should be a greater range of poos – boxpoo, labidoddlepoo, shitzupoo, bullpoo, sausagepoo, schnaupoo, oh, the joys of this…
🙂 We’ve never grown up, Geoff. Thanks a lot
OMG, how wonderful!
Thanks Jackie. I suppose a French poodle becomes a Kakapoo
Nice one, Geoff
Oh dear, Siddy’s Shitzu/poodle/Lhasa Apso…….
Erm, a shitpooasspoo….?
Aww, a treble poo – it’s kind of apt!
Give you an inch, Geoff……..
I am so pleased the hospital is happy with your progress Derrick.. and lovely photos.. and your garden looking very colourful.. and just the place to unwind with a glass of wine..
Have a lovely week.. and take care.. 🙂 Sue
Thank you very much, Sue. You, too.
Sounds like an interesting day, Derrick, with some encouraging news about your knees. Perhaps you’ll have both knees sorted by Christmas.
The second one will most likely be after Christmas now, but it is quite tolerable. Thanks very much, Roland
I’m happy to hear you received a good report from the doctor, Derrick. You definitely need to feature Geri more often….how adorable!
Thanks very much, Jill. I’ll rectify the omission next time. The problem for me was that she wouldn’t stop jumping around and let me focus 🙂
Those garden photos win the prize for me. It looks just fabulous and the different heights make it even more interesting.
I love that little puppy. More please.
Thanks very much, Paol. Next time they come
We used to have a cockapoo, they are great dogs!
Thanks a lot, Karen. I think so, too
Cute dog! Great photos. It seems like you’ve completely recovered from your knee surgery! You’re getting around like a young man.
Many thanks, Leslie. There is still a long way to go with the knee, but at least I can get around like an old man 🙂
So glad you are doing well! I thought you looked great in yesterday’s post! The dog is wonderful. What a great mix of genes!
Very many thanks, Gael
The pair of red bulls stands out in the congregation of monochrome crowd. Best wishes for your right knee!
Thanks very much, Uma
What a darling dog! But then I am a dog lover. I. Would love to have a drink on your patio
You and Clif would be very welcome, Laurie. Even I think Geri is a darling dog. Thanks very much
Thanks, Derrick! Wish you and Jackie could stop by our house for drinks on the patio.
I guess we’ll have to imagine it 🙂
Great pictures as always and your daughter will be happy the you included the doggie pics as well
🙂 Thanks a lot, Gary
Good news about your knee, Derrick. Keep on with the physio!
Thanks very much, John
So good to hear the good news about your knee! YAY! 🙂
Oh… that Geri is a cutie! 🙂
There is something about animals eyes that capture me in! Dogs, kitties, horses, cows, etc! 🙂
Thanks very much, Carolyn. I suppose all species’ eyes, including humans, hold the key
You even manage to make a post about the doctor an enjoyable one. I can well understand why the ponies visit the apple tree, haha! And then ending the day with a relaxing wine before a delicious meal in your blooming garden. (something about ‘blooming garden’ doesn’t sound right….)
Thanks very much, GP. My grandmother would have used ‘blooming’ as your second thought 🙂
Hahahaha Geri Helliwell , very apt name ?
I’m pleased you liked that, Witty. Thanks very much
Such a cute picture of the dog!
Yes, indeed. Thanks very much, Lynn
Geri looked comfy.
The cows as well now that I think about it.,
Thanks a lot, Drew
What a pretty little dog, I trust she’s spoilt rotten, thanks for all the horses and cattle, I did notice a dearth of sheep, but I suppose after eating it for dinner along with your home grown runner beans (show offs!) it wouldn’t have been in good taste would it?
Thanks a lot, Brian. She certainly is a delightful dog. Good point about the sheep 🙂
Geri looks like an intelligent dog, notwithstanding the breed name.
🙂 She is. Thanks very much, LL/PS