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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737

    If he really wants one he'll have to get up early next Mayday image

    He's probably gone back to bed and is snoring sweetly - I'm sure he'd prefer sleep to a May Queen mantle image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    In a previous life I'd have been up before dawn to dance and sing as the sun rose on the first day of summer. 

    If we're quoting May songs....

    Winter time has gone and past-o,
    Summer time has come at last-o.
    We shall sing and dance the day
    And follow the 'obby 'oss that brings the May.

    Chorus:So, Hail! Hail! The First of May-o!
    For it is the first summer’s day-o!
    Cast you cares and fears away,
    Drink to the old 'oss on the First of May!


    Bluebells they have started to ring-o,
    And true love, it is the thing-o.
    Love on any other day
    Is never quite the same as on the First of May!

    Never let it come to pass-o
    We should fail to raise a glass-o!
    Unto those now gone away
    And left us the 'obby 'oss that brings the May!

    (by Dave Webber)

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Morning all, afternoon Patimage  Let's hope that spring really arrives with Mayimage Rain here today. 

    Any more from our choristers?

    SW Scotland
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,942

    Morning all.

    I think we sang Dove's song at school, I know we sang something but I thought maybe it had nonny no in it.

    Sun is back out again. Greenhouse potting on then weeding lower trellis bed.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,942
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 7,941

    Morning all, hi Pat!  image  Happy new month everyone!

    "You must wake and call me early, call me early, Mother dear,

    Tomorrow'll be the happiest time of all the glad New Year...

    ...For I'm to be Queen o'the May, Mother, I'm to be Queen o'the May!"

    Will that do, Joyce?  Not a song, but recited by my grandmother (who lived in a time when well brought up girls had to learn huge chunks of poetry and recite them for relatives), by my father (loudly, trying to wake me & my sister up for school), by me (ditto for my children), and now, sometimes, by my son and daughter when they want to annoy their OH's.  image  (It's Tennyson, I believe.)

    Rain or drizzle forecast here too...  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489


    SW Scotland
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,371

    Morning all, afternoon Pat image read back but no coffee drank yet so brain not functioning! 

    Lovely day out the window, so far image Off for a drive to papa wombles house and the village I grew up in image lunch in the OTHER pub! Due to the new owners of 'the Low' thinking they don't need the locals and have turned it into a posh pub! image

    Hubby is dreading being a passenger in my car but by the time if folded him small enough, he won't be able to wriggle! image

    Got a quick garden question...just planted a miscanthus sinensis morning light....


     Does anyone know when I need to prune it please? image

    Hope everyone has a lovely day!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,942

    Is "the Low" the one I met Dove in? It was lovely, with nooky drinking areas and beer in barrels in the tap room. We had sandwiches in chunky bread with lots of filling. Has it changed hands since?

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,708

    Morning all, I did go back to bed, and  I did get back to sleep. 

    Wonky, I'd cut that back. Look to see if there's new growth, if so , just above that to tidy up last year's growth, if not to about 30cm.

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