Tuesday, 10 August 2010

School's Out, hosepipe bans and lots of rain!

Blimey, I can't believe that it's the third week of the school holidays already.  Not managed to post for ages.  It rained on St Swithin's Day. It was bound to rain, of course, because a few days prior to this North West Utilities announced a hose pipe ban. It's rained virtually every day since!!

If you don't already know, St Swithin's Day is 15 July, a day on which people watch the weather for tradition says that whatever the weather is like on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue so for the next forty days.
There is a weather-rhyme is well known throughout the British Isles since Elizabethan times.
'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'
dost = does
thou = you
nae mair = no more.

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