An apeth o drippin
I know? Like mad as a box of frogs. As right as ninepence. Why ninepence? Brown as a berry. Cool as a cucumber, drunk as a skunk, bold as brass, it goes on.“Daft as a brush”. Why a brush ? What’s daft about a brush - a very useful thing.
My (Yorkshire) Mum used to say “Daft aperf”.Not sure if this is used in Brum, think it might be a northern thing. Certainly don’t hear it down south.
Yes I was told the same red and white was unlucky to have in flowers as the red represents blood and the white represents bandages.ALso two of my friends had red and white theme at their weddings and they are both divorced now !!!!!!!!When I worked in a florists mixing red and white flowers as a gift for anyone in Hospital was a definite no-no (unless specifically asked of course!)
My parents did too, not in the same bouquet though. It also rained. They were married 52 years.Mum did say don't put them together though. Wouldn't have lilac in the house, said it foretold death, partner says it is lucky to have it. She won't have chrisanths or kalenchoes as they are only for graves and Lily of the valley given as friendship on May 1. Nan called arum lilies death lilies which seem to be fashionable as a cut flower now. Like snapdragons and ronunculous I saw yesterday. Neither would have hyacinths though, yet they both had bluebells. Bizarre.Yes I was told the same red and white was unlucky to have in flowers as the red represents blood and the white represents bandages.ALso two of my friends had red and white theme at their weddings and they are both divorced now !!!!!!!!
hold the paper until it sets on fire. loose it, and it shoots up the chimneyNow i use a draw tin made from an old washing machine lid.it's safer...... in case no one knows what one is this is a pic of one....“Draw the fire” (with a newspaper). If you said that to youngsters today, they wouldn’t have a clue, except that it might involve a pencil and paper and a nice picture as a result. I doubt many people ‘draw the fire’ to get it started anymore. Viv.
Thanks smudgeNever accept the 3rd light ( Army superstition )
Never cast a clout till May is out.
The longest journey starts with a single step.
Ship shape & Bristol fashion.
Don`t spoil the ship for a hayporth of tar.
i know one thing for sure,our Maurice, when this crisis is over,i will never go there the weather is crappier there than here.....We've been right in the middle of an horrendous thunderstorm all morning and it's been abbsolutely tipping it down. It reminded me of my grandmother's saying - It's enough to give you the pip.
We never did find out what the pip actually was.
it is nice here our Maurice. i am going to work on my garden in a while. removing loads of small volcanic rock pieces.in the patch i have rotavatedThanks, Pete. We need the rain with millions of olive trees on the island, but this heavy stuff most goes down the storm drains and straight out to sea. We need the steady drizzle - but it would still give me the pip!