Ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Girl in spring Norfolk countryside
An excellently written book of countryside lore I have been reading has been refreshing my memory on a few things and teaching me new (old) ideas too. I've heard the phrase 'ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out' before, from my grandmother but her definition was different to that printed; the rule being don't take your vest off until the end of May. Rather wishing I had heeded such valuable wisdom. BRRRRRR! It was colder than it looked and although the sun was out and shining merrily, the breeze was right chilly as was the shade.
Girl in spring Norfolk countryside
This dress is a long-standing resident in my wardrobe. A curious gem pattern which perhaps had never been the at the height of fashion and thus cannot feel too too out off trend. I like the way it has long sheer sleeves and requires a black under-layer dress to keep it modest. The fit is an easy elasticated waist
Girl in spring Norfolk countryside

I'm on the look out for more flowers for my hair as this is something that I really to do; adding a definite bit of light-heartedness to life. How many stern people do you see wearing cheerful accessories?
Girl in spring Norfolk countryside
Remember, keep that vest on for the rest of the month!
Sophie

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3 comments

  1. I've never heard that saying but it's true indeed. The sun maybe warm out of the breeze but there is a definite nip in the air still. It's nice to be getting some sun though right?

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  2. Adrian Mole's grandma was very fond of that phrase!

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  3. I love this dress on you, that print is so unusual!

    Maria xxx

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