Monday, May 27, 2013


The Legend Of The Buttercup
Long,long ago I was told that if you hold a buttercup under someone's chin and you see a golden reflection it means the said person loves butter and all things buttery,cream,Lurpak etc 

I have always believed this story to be true,always.

And today I went walking with my youngest son and came across these
Buttercups

We carried on walking and further up the road we saw a big patch of buttercups and dandelions and I thought they looked so pretty.

We stopped to blow the dandelion clocks

and then I passed on the legend of the buttercups to Chips.

I'm not sure how much he believed but it was a story I needed to tell and I feel that all children should know about the legend of the buttercups.

Now my boy does
This was not written as a magic moment,it was just from the heart
of a happy mummy but later that night when I was talking about what magic moment I could write up,my son said what about the buttercups mummy and that was it.

If he thought it was a magic moment then the jobs a good un.

Linking to the lovely Jaime for Magic Moments

And linking with my friend Fiona for her fab Country Kids linky



25 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures, and a very nice magic moment. Haven't shared the buttercup legend with my boys. But it's the kind of thing they'd love to hear

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    1. Thanks Donna,yes pass on the legend of the buttercup to your boys,its a story that needs to be passed on :-)
      If all these old tales die our children and their children will never know all the old tales of life x

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  2. I was doing this with Clio on Country Kids a couple of weeks ago, please come and link up.

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    1. Hi Fiona *waves over* well I wrote this post with no intention of linking it anywhere but when it was finished I thought 'hey this is a fiona linky post' and its ended up being a magic moment!I'll pop it over to yours :-) x

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    2. Great - thanks for joining in!

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  3. of course the legend is true, I love buttercups, I have them in my garden, so very beautiful :)

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    1. And we have a duty to pass these old legends on I feel! What would life be without any old legends! And in these days of technology let's keep the stories of the past alive :-)

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  4. I told my children that story just last week. :)

    Beautiful post, friend. ☺

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    1. Thanks Dana :-) your comment made me smile all day long! Fancy you telling your gang the same story about buttercups,it sounds like its a story that is known worldwide x

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  5. awww what a lovely post, i loved this tale too!! it really is the law!!

    Thanks for sharing this lovely moment with #magicmoments

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    1. Evening Jaime,yes it really is the law!My little one is very bemused by it!He is eying the buttercups with total suscpision now! Thanks for hosting #magicmoments xxx

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  6. I have shared the legend with my eldest girl. It is a lovely story x

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    1. It's a story made to be passed on Nichola and it's lovely as a parent to keep these stories alive I feel :-) x I'm glad your little girl liked it x

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  7. I always loved that story, and believed it to be true. I can't wait to share it with my daughter. Thanks for reminding me of it!

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    1. Hello Rachel,I think I was told this story by my grandma a long time ago.I still remember the big field near her house which I named the daisy field and that's where I used to pick buttercups and check out who liked butter.Legends like this fascinate me and I want to keep them alive for my boys and future generations,it's one of my bloggy aims to save the old stories so that when the boys are older they can read all the old memories :-) x

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  8. I have told my boys the story of buttercups but having thought about it now I don't know of we get them here in Canada, I'm going out for a walk now to try to find some!

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    1. Oh Lou will you let me know if you do get buttercups in Canada,I'm curious now! Such a cheery flower I think :-) x

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  9. That is magic! We were just talking about that story recently! It's the type of things I want to pass on to my wee man!

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    1. Hi Sabrina,thanks for commenting on my magic moment.It is up to us to keep these legends alive I feel and what a nice job it is! I loved passing it on too my little boy yesterday,now he will look at buttercups in a different light....just like I did when I was a little girl,family story telling,so very important xxx

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  10. I love buttercups, loads here this time of year, they always make me feel happy. Hadn't thought about passing on the buttercup story...until J preempted me, someone at school must have told him, brought it back, but, yes, it's things like that I'd like to pass on, happy memories.

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    1. Hello Sarah,yes buttercups make me happy too,I think it's the bright yellow colour that cheers me and the fact how hardy they are and how they grow anywhere and without any help.They are a constant aren't they! And isn't it a bit of a honour to be able to pass these old,old stories onto our children :-)

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  11. I was only trying to show this to N yesterday. Some way to go before he'll let me put a flower under his chin!

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    1. Evening Emma,isn't it funny how these stories stick in our heads and we never forget them really and then we retell them to our children....it's how legends and folk lore is passed on,isn't it! And so very important!Yesterday must have been the day for buttercup finding :-) x

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  12. Oh can remember doing this as a little girl with my Gran! I never found anyone who didn't like butter!!

    Kate x
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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    1. Aha Kate,neither have I!!! A.Mazing don't you think :-) x

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