Friday, 1 May 2009

Pinch punch first day of the month.

Ok did anyone remember to jump out of bed this morning and go wash your face in the morning dew? I think if I'd even managed to drag my backside out of bed it would have been to much to expect a bit of dew to have any major effect on my face.

I've been looking at the customs in Britain and gawd we're historically a superstitious bunch.

The month of may was considered an unlucky month particularly for getting married.
'Marry in May and you'll rue the day'
Being born in May was thought to produce a sickly child.
Never buy a broom in May or wash blankets.
Wash a blanket in May.Wash a dear one away.
Cats born this month will not be good rodent catchers and even worse, will bring snakes into the home.
Unlucky days are 3rd, 6th, 7th, 13th, 15th and 20th.

Not sure why those days specifically are unlucky.

And it's not just the days in May that you have to watch out for but the weather also has its part to play.

"A wet May makes a big load of hay. A cold May is kindly and fills the barn finely. "
“A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay.”
"Mist in May, Heat in JuneMakes harvest come right soon"
"If you wash a blanket in May;You will wash one of the family away."
"Those who bathe in May Will soon be laid in clay"

So basically don't get born, give birth, get married, buy a cat born this month, wash, clean or do any sort of housework in the marvellous month of MAY

The small people are off school now for their long weekend, infact they don't go back to school until Wednesday of next week. I'm hoping that I can persuade them to do a bit of tidying up in their rooms and that I can find a wee bit of time to knuckle down and get some over due parcels in the post.

Life leads us on lots of paths, some we choose, some we don't but it is important that we take the time to enjoy the journey. (Taz 2009)


bekimarie said...

When your children have finished tidying, send them over to mine.
Quite like the 'no housework' idea in May 'hehe'.Have a great weekend hunni.
Love and ((hugs))
Beki xxx

p.s my Mum was born on friday 13th May

twiggypeasticks said...

Interesting May facts, Twiglets birthday is this month and he is a most robust young man :)
Twiggy x

The Vintage Kitten said...

Theres not alot you can do in the month of May....might aswell go back to bed and start tidying up again in June LOL! X

Jude said...

Funny, eh?
Thank yo for your comments, I'm knackered today...but we can see some soil. I'm going to try to post a couple of pics on my blog regarding allotment..
As May is so unlucky, you might s well come over here and join me in the kantina, what's yours? cold beer, cold retina or an ouzo??

Menopausal musing said...

Oooooh! Heck! I had a bath this morning........ dead by the end of the month then. x