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Q. What happens when it rains cats and dogs?
A. You have to be careful not to step in a poodle.
Q. What's the difference between weather and climate?
A. You can't weather a tree, but you can climate.
Q. Can February March?
A. No, but April May!
Idioms- Head over heels for idioms...
This month we have selected some choice idioms on the theme of love!
Idiom (n): an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.
All's fair in love and war.
Something that you say which means behaviour that is unpleasant or not fair is acceptable during an argument or competition.
“We weren't cheating, we were just playing to win. Anyway, all's fair in love and war.”
To fall head over heels for someone.
To completely fall in love.
"He fell head over heels for her."
To be the apple of someone's eye.
To be loved by someone, normally an older relative:
"She's the apple of her father's eye."
To tie the knot.
To get married.
"So when are you two tying the knot?"
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
To say that our idea of beauty is a matter of opinion.
“I don’t think he’s handsome, but she seems to think he is! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Wear your heart on your sleeve.
To openly show other people how you are feeling.
“You always know what he’s thinking. He really wears his heart on his sleeve.”
To be on the rocks.
A relationship that is in difficulty.
"Once she moved out, it was clear their marriage was on the rocks."
To be lovey-dovey.
For a couple to show everyone how much they are in love.
"They're so lovey-dovey, always whispering to each other and looking into each other's eyes."
I'll have to love you and leave you.
Something that you say when you say goodbye to someone that you are leaving.
“Well, I've got loads of work to do so I'll have to love you and leave you.”
The “March Hare” is a hare that appears in Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Hare is a homophone (a word with a different spelling and meaning but the same pronunciation) of hair, hence our March Hair feature.
A hare is a type of large rabbit. March the 1st is St.David’s day - the patron saint of Wales. In Wales there is a traditional dish called “Welsh Rarebit”. “Rarebit” sounds a bit like “rabbit”.
For this simple and obvious reason, this month’s recipe is Welsh Rarebit!
Recipe: Welsh Rarebit
175g cheddar cheese, grated
150ml brown ale
1 teaspoon of English mustard
2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
2 egg yolks
4 slices of toast
1. Make a sauce with the butter and flour, and leave to cool.
2. Bring the milk to the boil, and then whisk it into the sauce. Bring to the boil once again, whisking to ensure that it does not burn and also that the sauce is free of lumps.
3. Add the cheese, beat in and remove from the heat.
4. Reduce the ale, English mustard and Worcestershire sauce. When thick, add this mixture to the cheese sauce. Season well with salt and pepper and beat in the egg yolks.
5. Spoon on to the slices of toast and grill until bubbling.
Serve with extra Worcestershire sauce.
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