Monday, February 21, 2011

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home

A ladybird landed on me the other day in the garden.

I picked a leaf and let it crawl on to the leaf so that I could move it somewhere else, as I had always been taught as a child that if a ladybird landed on you it was lucky but that it was very unlucky if you killed one.

Apparently that was the reason for the rhyme "Ladybird, ladybird fly away home". If a ladybird landed on you you were supposed to say the rhyme so that it would fly away again!

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