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03/11/2013 at 11:18
Warm hands cold heart, cold hands warm heart.
03/11/2013 at 11:26

Lightening never strikes twice

A Stitch in time saves nine

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

Beautys only  skin deep

Calm before the storm 

03/11/2013 at 12:09

Sorry, Im now resorting to copy and paste after googling, but some fab garden quotes out there...

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. 

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. 

When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too. 

Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees. 

03/11/2013 at 12:26

Bless your cotton socks

Pride comes before a fall

Too many cookspoil the broth

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

 

 

 

 

03/11/2013 at 13:44

Brilliant quotes all.

Some are based on fact. I saw a programme once about cows lying down. They did a speeding up version of the cows activities and they did seem to lie down just before rain. Perhaps to have a dry spot to lie down in.

The quotes about red sky in the morning is somthing to do with the way light is refracted and that storm clouds are on the way. Someone who understands it better than me might explain.

My mam used to say a robin coming into the house was bad luck. They come in here oftern but the worse bit is they poo everywhere when i chase them out.

03/11/2013 at 14:17

I've been trying to remember this one for ages, here it is

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth....

 

03/11/2013 at 15:19

1

Never Change Tigers In Mid Stream  !!

2

Man1...........I dont understand umbrellas

Man 2..........Thats right....you stand under umbrellas

Man1...........Thats what I said...I dont understand umbrellas

and it goes on and on and on..........

03/11/2013 at 16:15

Cut off your nose to spite your face

Don't

n look a gift horse in the mouth  (think thats what it is!) 

03/11/2013 at 16:28

A good one for gardeners:

"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!"

03/11/2013 at 17:02

To be happy for an hour get drunk.
To be happy for a day kill your pig and eat it.
To be happy for a week get married.
To be happy for a lifetime plant a garden.

03/11/2013 at 20:49

Often said by my friend's mum when as a teenager she was worrying about a spot, stain, her hair  etc...a man on a galloping horse don't notice it!

Always struck me as strange  

03/11/2013 at 20:53

Like it tho 

03/11/2013 at 21:29

Hey James - have you got your quota yet 

03/11/2013 at 21:31

When asked what was for dinner my dad would reply with one of there's two sayings:

A run round the table and a kick at the cat

A run up the cupboard door and a slide down it

03/11/2013 at 21:57

Ah, what's for dinner?

Highland Aunt; "Tatties & point"

Elderly London friend; "Bread & iffit"

Same friend, when annoying child (me) asked where she'd just come back from; "There & back to see how far it is" 

Another one of hers, for anywhere dark, or if the sky was very overcast it was "As black as Newgate's knocker" (Presumably referring to the knocker on Newgate Prison) (Wonder how she knew that??

My Mum, from a family of wavy/curly heads always described my hair as "straight as a yard of pumpwater" probably because I hadn't eaten my crusts!

 

 

03/11/2013 at 22:12

My mum and dad used to say newgates knocker, had forgotten all about that one!  They were Londoners,  sorry have I already said that? 

Enjoying this one hope we can go way past 50

There's one about shutting the door, something about being born in a barn???

 

Can youremember that one jeannie 

03/11/2013 at 22:21

I know the born in a barn one, mum always used to say it.

Money doesn't grow on trees

03/11/2013 at 22:28

You can take a horse to water but can't make it drink

Time to go up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire - meaning it's bed time.

Jumping out of the frying into the fire.

03/11/2013 at 22:31

When someone forgot to shut the door the question was asked - Were you born in a barn?

'I'm still ' fresh as a daisy' though 'I'm getting long in the tooth' - I hope 'I'm not ready to kick the bucket', 'put the final nail in the coffin' remembering that 'you are only as old as the man/woman you feel'!

03/11/2013 at 22:52

This is giving me so many memories,  well done clueless

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