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Nonu Fri 13-Jul-12 09:46:54

St Swithin"s Day if thou dost rain, for forty days it will remain.

St Swithin"s if thou be fair , for forty "twill rain na mair "

I am keeping my fingers crossed for Sunday smile

Annobel Fri 13-Jul-12 09:49:13

I already has rained for that long it seems!

jeni Fri 13-Jul-12 09:50:10

Oh is it st swithins? The local forecast is forsunshine

nanaej Fri 13-Jul-12 10:00:58

Is it Sunday or Monday? perhaps this year, if it happens to rain, St Swithin will be kind enough to allow the 40 days to be retrospective!

Hunt Fri 13-Jul-12 10:06:11

Nanaej, I really like that idea!

Annobel Fri 13-Jul-12 10:12:05

It's on Sunday - 15th July, which I can remember because it's my BiL's birthday and that reminds me: I need to post his card in the vain hope that it might reach him tomorrow. Have just looked at - Norwegian meteorological site which is usually pretty accurate -
and the forecast for Sunday doesn't look too bad.

Mamie Fri 13-Jul-12 10:39:31

The last thing my MiL said before she died was "poor old St Swithin". We are still trying to work it out fifteen years later... (it was March at the time)

glammanana Fri 13-Jul-12 12:24:27

Lets hope it is nice on Sunday the children break up from school next week and I don't relish a rainy few weeks !!!

vampirequeen Fri 13-Jul-12 12:36:20

glammanana - what a brill thing to do. I'm going to say something obscure as I die and leave future generations puzzling lol

Anagram Fri 13-Jul-12 12:39:26

I think we're puzzled already, vampirequeen! grin
Wrong thread?

jeni Fri 13-Jul-12 12:40:49

I think she meant mamie

Anagram Fri 13-Jul-12 12:41:29

Oh yes - of course!

glammanana Fri 13-Jul-12 13:38:57

yes must have meant mamie I'm always in the wrong place or getting mistaken for someone else. ??

vampirequeen Fri 13-Jul-12 14:00:38

Sorry yes it was Mamie's post about her MIL's obscure last words about St Swithin.