The cuckoo flower is a member of the Brassicacea family: Cardamine Pratensis is it's Sunday name. It thrives in damp meadows. Apparently in ancient folklore this flower was sacred to the faeries and it was considered very unlucky if you picked it and brought it indoors. My mother used to tell me the same about the Hawthorn flower which was called "mother death" in northern English counties.
My Irish grandmother believed in the 'little people' and the Irish won't step on or near any of the 10000 forts found here in Ireland.
I have not heard a cuckoo yet this year. Apparently it only makes a noise to call a mate and then it shuts up. Perhaps it's found a mate already?
Talking of the cuckoo season. We watched Question Time last night and noticed only Dave was given a chair to sit on? The privileges of office me thinks!
It looks like it's going to be a close call. Do you think there will be a Labour/Conservative coalition? Now that would be different wouldn't it? Well there going to go into government with some one aren't they?