Category Archives: BEDDING DOWN

Overheard at O’Banion’s Beer Emporium: “Pardon me, darlin’, but I’m writin’ a telephone book. C’n I have yer number?” ―

Henry D. Spalding, Lilt of the Irish: Encyclopaedia of Irish Folklore and Humour

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“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.”
― W.B. Yeats


Never get married in the morning, because you never know who you’ll meet that night.

Paul Hornung

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“Marriage is like calculus. Complicated and inexplicably remote. People think it’s about loving one another and riding off into the sunset, but no one tells you the horse is lame or that it’s an eclipse, and there won’t be a sunset that day.”

― Kristin Billerbeck, The Trophy Wives Club


To rise at five, dine at nine, sup at five, go to bed at nine, makes a man live ninety and nine. French.

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"


For some of us happiness comes while we sleep.

foto – andrew the bard at bello in april 2010

The poor man sleeps upon a bed (without a care), but the rich man sleeps upon the stairs (for fear of thieves).

"A Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs & Sayings: Explained and Illustrated from …"


Swears hourly by your name" means she makes great profes sion of love for you. Kashmiris frequently swear by the person or thing they most love.

foto – raleigh mists 2010.

Bed is the poor man’s opera. Italian.


There’s no doubt she was out with one of them and went further than she meant, but if you make your bed you must lie on it.

1921 A. P. Herbert House by River

foto – bilambil cottage dec 2008

Never go to bed with a woman or man who has more problems than you.



We always look back,
attracted by that feeling
of having been there before



foto – coffs harbour shopping centre dec 09

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