The one thing that seems to get everyone talking about it, is the weather. We seems to be obsessed by it - in the winter we long for the hot sultry days and in the summer we long for the temperature to drop. Recently I asked some of my followers what their favourite season is - most votes went to Autumn, a very colourful, but sort of "in between" season.
Our daily life is peppered with weather related sayings such as "under the weather" or "fair weather friend". The latter seems easily explained, but how on earth did under the weather come to mean feeling ill? Well it appears no one is quite sure and there are several explanations dotted about. The one I prefer is that when sailors were feeling seasick in stormy weather, they were sent below deck to recover - hence being "under the weather".
Then we have "nice weather for ducks" - do ducks really like the rain? How about "raining cats and dogs" - where did that come from? Do you have any weather related sayings that you love, and do you know how they came about? Pop them in a comment below so we can all share them.
On a different note, do you remember the hexagons I started to crochet last week and then realised how much sewing up there would b? Well, I have knuckled down and made some progress:
So, what do you think?
Your next progress update will be in two week,s as next week we have another wonderful Guest Blogger. Following the entertaining Blog from the lovely Diane at Daisy Felts this month, we have invited another Guest along - so don't forget to pop back next week to see who it is.
I will leave you with this lovely weather related quote: "Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, just different kinds of good weather!