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Chazza

May Day

It's May Day tomorrow! The weather's beautiful here and the great long lazy cats are soaking up the sun like vitamins.

Does anyone have any plans for a celebration? Traditionally it was the first day of Summer.

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Darkginger

May Day

Yeah, I'll be out there washing my face in the dew first thing, followed by a scamper round a pole :)

Actually...erm...no!

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Linzechris

May Day

Not very summery here today. Very windy and rainy and not too warm either. I don't feel like stepping out of the door unless I have to when it's like this.x

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Queen of Puds

Pinch punch ...

Like stair-rods here & bouncing. Happier than I should be to be working from home today (once I get to it), esp as EM train drivers are on strike. Nothing nicer than being stood on a train platform in the pouring rain ....

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Dottie May

May Day

Not raining at the moment but had thunder and lightening in the night so OH tells me! Must admit I love being out in the rain as long as I have my waterproofs and wellies on. When we were children, I seem to remember that on May Day (this year it is the 7th) we used to dance around a Maypole in the village but don't think that happens anymore?

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Essex Girl

May Day

When I was at primary school in the fifties there used to be May Day celebrations with May pole dancing (which I loved) and a May Queen. The girls were asked to wear their prettiest dresses for the occasion. I achieved my ambition of dancing round a May pole again when my daughter was at primary school - they acquired a May pole and let the mums have a go when they went to meet the children from school in the afternoon. Wish I could do it again!

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Chazza

May Day

"... we used to dance around a Maypole in the village but don't think that happens anymore?"

Not here this Tuesday anyway, I spoke too soon, it's back to swamp weather here as well. The only effect of our single sunny day was to get the trees to go into pollen overdrive so this morning everyone has croaky throats and swollen eyes.

Cats are most sulky, as providor it's clearly my job to bring the sun back.

We had a Maypole at school as well.

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Sue G

May Day

Nice & sunny over here in France.

Today it is a bank holiday, so everything is shut, except the bakery until 12 and odd people standing outside trying to sell you Lily of the Valley flowers.

Not sure of the reason why they sell these on May Day, in the shops they were charging 3.50 euros for one little flower. We have a garden full and people have been coming knocking on the door asking for them. (travellers)

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Dottie May

May Day

I've enjoyed hearing how other people/countries celebrate May Day. I'd forgotten about a May Day Queen. I also seem to remember that this was the day that a barge/barges came up the canal from a nearest town. In those days the barges were drawn by horses. It was a day's treat for the children from the Town Chapels who used to come out to the country and while they had picnics etc the barges used to go further on to turn, which gave the opportunity for us country kids to clamber aboard and have a ride. Happy days - always seemed sunny then.

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Chazza

Barges

Isn't that where the famous saying about bargepoles comes from? I seem to remember they were used by the Bargees to keep the barges from crashing into the canal banks as the horses pulled. They were very long and very heavy.

The sun's just come out!

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tubs

May day

Am in france for a while and a French neighbour kindly bought me round this morning a little bunch of lily of the valley and wished me happiness and good health. Apparently 1st May is a day to remember friends and loved ones. I must say they smell wonderful.
Have just returned from a nearby lake and picnic spot and it was teeming with families all enjoying bbqs and each others company on a sunny bank holiday Tuesday!

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Noreen, Board Moderator

May Day

We are SO glad we chose Al Fresco dining and Picnics for our May theme.....

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Essex Girl

May

Wow, the sun's just come out here in Sussex!

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Saffy

May Day

Hee Hee Noreen. We Brits can picnic whatever the weather.

I remember Maypole dancing at primary school but as far as celebrations went, that was it.

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tilly

May Day

would have been good to see the sun today perhaps tomorrow . I have had lots of picnics in the rain they often turn out to be memorable

 
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