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Asking for the moon
Once in a blue moon
Reach for the moon
Over the moon
I have not heard up the wooden lane for years and years I think that was one of my mum's saying
A evil deed cast's the longest shadow
If we were "larkin' about" my mum used to say "If you break your leg don't come running to me"
If we asked what was for dinner she would say "bread and pullit see how far it goes" or "ifit pudding if you get it you're lucky"
You were up with the lark, Dove.
Its the early bird that catches the worm.
Early to bed early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.
Couldn't sleep for some reason - better now, had a lie in.
When I was very little we lived in Bedfordshire so thought the Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire was just something Ma said. I was an adult with children of my own before I heard other people say it.
I'm not the only night owl then lol. Glad you feel ok now tho.
Well I know the sun has only slightly got its hat on, but its brass monkeys out there. At least its not raining cats and dogs
Playing second fiddle.
Let bygones be bygones.
If the cap fits
Read between the lines.
No room to swing a cat.
Clear moon,frost soon.
A year of snow is a year of plenty.
Rain before 7,fine before 11.
The sharper the blast,the sooner tis past.
When a rooster crows at night,there will be rain by morning.
There was a clear moon last night but we had no frost.
It was raining first thing this morning and continued to drizzle until midday.
We have had a sharp wind for a couple of days
Snow forecast next week,so will have to wait for that one..
No rooster in the area,but we have roast chicken tomorrow.
Think all the above to be taken with a pinch of salt.
At the drop of a hat.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel.
At a loose end.
Gone to pot.
Bats in the belfry.
Jack of all trades master of none.
Early bird catches the worm.
Not for all the tea in China.
In apple pie order.
Just you wait until your Dad comes home !! lol
Oh, kef, that brings back memories.
And when coming home after a night out, I made sure I missed stepping on the third stair from the top as it creaked!!
Earlier, someone posted 'you can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink'. Dorothy Parker, the brilliant American writer did a different version; 'You can take a whore to culture, but you can't make her think'. Hope this isn't too naughty.
Out of sight out of mind
least said, soonest mended
keep your friends close, but your enemies closer
a friend in need is a friend indeed
when asked (persistently, by her very annoying daughters) where things were, my Mum always used to say "under my left arm pit"!
Pity for the early worm.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
Not for all the coal in Newcastle. Is there any coal in Newcastle now?
In for a penny, in for a pound.