Wildflower Whimsy

Wildflower Whimsy
By Nathaniel B.

Image courtesy O’Driscoll’s Garden Centre, Mill Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Wildflower Whimsy
Beneath the sun’s soft gaze,
Wildflowers sway, unbound.
Nature’s hues, in bright array,
Silent songs in petals found.

By the meadow’s gentle hand,
They rise, in grace, yet free.
Against the wind, they stand,
A dance of wild serenity.

In shades of untamed dreams,
Each bloom a story tells.
Underneath the moon’s beams,
In peace, the wildflower dwells.



A Song For A Sunday

Bring My Flowers Now.

Vocals: American singer-songwriter TanyaTucker.
Lyrics: TanyaTucker; Twin musicians Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth and American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile.

Bring My Flowers Now.

Bring my flowers now, while I’m livin’,
I won’t need your love when I’m gone.
Don’t spend time, tears, or money on my old breathless body,
If your heart is in them flowers, bring ’em on.

Bring my flowers now, while I’m livin’,
I won’t need your love when I’m gone.
Don’t spend time, tears, or money on my old breathless body,
If your heart is in them flowers, bring ’em on.

All the miles cast a long shadow,
I’d take a couple back if I could.
I’d’ve learned to play guitar,
Told my daddy more I loved him,
And I believe, for the most part, I done good.
There’s always sunrise and rainbows and babies,
And the little things I cherish on my way.
Even though one day,
They’ll bury me and Jesse Ray,
I just know we’re gonna ride again someday.

Repeat Chorus
The days are long, but the years are lightning,
They’re bright and they will never strike again.
I wish I’d been a better friend, a better daughter to my mother,
There’s no goin’ back when your back’s against the wind.
So if you got love, then you’re sittin’ on a gold mine,
And you can’t take it with you when you go.
So don’t wait to help your sister,
Forgive your brother and your neighbour,
We all think we got the time until we don’t.

Repeat Chorus
If your heart is in them flowers, ah bring ’em on.



Death Of Nancy Fogarty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, today Saturday 20th July 2024 of Mrs Nancy Fogarty (née Egan), Croke Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by her husband Jim, sister Maura (Walsh) and brother Paddy; Mrs Fogarty passed away peacefully at her place of residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted, sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family; Pat, Michael, Séamus, Kathryn, John and Réidín, brother Tommy, grandchildren James, Henry, Ellie May, Rory, Luke, Jock, Fionn, Orán, Conn, Shea, J.P., Andrea, Conor, Amy, Cillín, Eoin, Dean, Robyn, Rianne, great-grandchildren Ava, Philippa, Sadhbh, Caoilinn, daughters-in-law, Tina, Mary, Kate, Antoinnette, sons-in-law Andy and John, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, extended relatives, neighbours and dear friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mrs Fogarty will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, July 21st, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm same evening.
Her remains will be received into the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles, on Monday morning, July 22nd, at 10:30am to further repose for Requiem Mass at 11:00am, followed by interment, immediately afterwards, in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For those persons who are unable to attend the funeral service for Mrs Fogarty, same can be viewed streamed live online, HERE.

The extended Fogarty and Egan families wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time, and have made arrangements for those persons wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Milford Hospice.


A Double-Intendre.

A double entendre is a figure of speech that is open to two interpretations; a way of wording a double meaning; one of which is obvious and the other which conveys a message that could be regarded as socially unacceptable or indeed, to some people, as being offensive, were it to be stated directly.

The late great British actor and comedian Kenneth Williams (1926-1988) must surely have been the best exponent of this art, through his many radio broadcasts (Round the Horne), and films (the “Carry On” series), which still today give us all much laughter.

The Ballad of the Woggler’s Moulie.

Vocals: British actor and comedian the late Kenneth Williams (1926-1988)

The Ballad of the Woggler’s Moulie.

Joe he was a young cordwangler,
Monging greebles he did go,
And he loved a bogler’s daughter,
By the name of Chiswick Flo.
Vain she was and like a grusset,
Though her ganderparts were fine,
But she sneered at his cordwangle,
As it hung upon the line.

So he stole a woggler’s moulie,
For to make a wedding ring,
But the Bow Street Runners caught him,
And the Judge said you will swing.
Oh they hung him by the postern,
Nailed his moulie to the fence,
For to warn all young cordwanglers,
That it was a grave offence.

There’s a moral to this story,
Though your cordwangle be poor,
Keep your hands off others moulies,
For it is against the law.



FSAI Confirm Undeclared Gluten In Iswari Super Vegan Protein.

Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirm the presence of gluten in specific batches of Iswari Super Vegan Protein.

Alert Summary dated Friday, July 19th 2024

Allergy Alert Notification: 2024.A25.
Allergen: Cereals containing gluten.
Product Identification: Iswari Super Vegan Protein; pack size: 250g.
Batch Code: Please see table immediately hereunder.

Batch & Best Before Date
L2260PA2406 —30/09/2025.
L2110PA2405 —30/09/2025.

The above batches of Iswari Super Vegan Protein contain a rice ingredient that is contaminated with cereals containing gluten, which is not declared in the list of ingredients.
This may make these batches unsafe for consumers, latter who are allergic to or intolerant of cereals containing gluten.