Spring is on the way.
I love this time of year because so much new life is bursting out of the ground all around. In Norfolk, at this time of year, we have so much to see that confirms that we are coming out of the winter and turning the corner into Spring.
It doesn’t mean that we can take off our coats yet though, the old saying, “Don’t cast a clout ’till May is out.” is a very sensible one. That saying has its origins from the days when men took off their coats to fight. In other words, don’t challenge anyone to a fight before May is out or you will get cold as well as risking getting beaten up!
Lots of our sayings have obscure meanings:”Don’t look a gift-horse in the mouth.” for example goes back to the method of telling how old a horse is by looking at the teeth. If someone gives you a horse, the last thing you really should be doing is checking how old it is!