Wednesday, 29 February 2012

It is a truly wise man who does not play leap frog with a unicorn

Wise words indeed. I was looking for a leap year quotation and couldn't find one but thought this would do (and also prevent potential serious injury, should you ever have thought of taking up this particular extreme sport.)

First find your unicorn.

 Really, I'm thinking this day should be Very Special, that I should do something extraordinary to mark it. It seems quite churlish not to make the most of this gift of an extra 24 hours in my life.

As a woman of the married persuasion, proposing to a man is a little out of the question.

"Believed to go back to an old Irish legend, it's said that a man who refuses the proposal of a woman on a leap day must buy her a gift as an apology. Some versions of the tradition say the gift should be 12 pairs of gloves, so the woman can hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring."

Who needs twelve pairs of gloves, anyway? Or an extra husband.

One is quite sufficient.