There is no place Like Home.
I so love being away and spending time doing things I do not do at home. Last week I cycled around Coniston Water every day. Not a long cycle, only fourteen miles, but a very hilly and hard on the legs cycle. I remember the route well from my running days. Once a year there is the Coniston 14. My best ever time competing in this run was 1hour 28 minutes. So you would think it could be cycled in a much faster time. last week my best round trip was 1 hour 10 minutes.
All that just to say the old saying that I often find myself saying, "It is so good to be home."Or as my father used to say, "There is no place like home."
Amazing how we gather those sayings and never really give much thought to where they come from. Last week I met a good friend who lives in Coniston. he has a habit of touching the table and without saying it he means, "Touch wood all will be well."
I asked him if he knew where that saying came from? He did not. It comes from the times of the crusades when the soldiers in the holy land would be sold a bit of the, "original cross." This they would carry in the breast pocket and from time to time touch wood for good fortune. The good fortune of course was for the sellers of the bits of wood.
Why do brides carry flowers at they're wedding?
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and were still smelling pretty good by June.