KiTh aNd kIN[kith and kin] –phrase/idioms. - one's relations. The word kith is Old English, and the original senses were ‘knowledge’, ‘one's native land’, and ‘friends and neighbours’. oRiGIn: The phrase kith and kin originally denoted one's country and relatives; later one's friends and relatives. -KinS [-k-nn-s]- a diminutive suffix of nouns: indicates smallness or, by semantic extension qualities such as familiarity and affection as in daddykins - a name a child calls their father when they want something.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Being on maternity leave from a crazy busy job has given me the chance to try a few things I have been meaning and wanting to do for years (hence the blog) and also we finally planted a herb and veggie garden. Yesterday there was no sign of nothing in the bean patch - nada. I suspected that they were dead- literally just dirt - but today we have beans shoots!! It has opened up in the last couple of hours and is heading for the trellis - go little bean go! (feeling strangely proud of small bean shoot and excited by its progress - either I need to get out more or this is the reason people get so passionate about gardening)