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star gaze lily

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.

star gaze lily

I'm not the only night owl then lol. Glad you feel ok now tho.

star gaze lily

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

star gaze lily

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.

star gaze lily

At the drop of a hat.

Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

At a loose end.

Gone to pot.



Jack of all trades master of none.

Early bird catches the worm.

star gaze lily

Not for all the tea in China.

In apple pie order.



Just you wait until your Dad comes home !!  lol

star gaze lily

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.


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"!

No expert

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.


star gaze lily

Show your true colours.

Sticky wicket.

Put your thinking cap on.

Barking up the wrong tree.

We've probably said these before lol  


Keyser Soze

A lot of weather we're having.

More tea vicar.

A bit more choke and it would have started!

Keyser Soze

You can take a horse to water but a pencil must be lead.