"Whether the weather is cold. Or whether the weather is hot. You should weather the weather, Whatever the weather, Whether you like it or not!"
What will the weather be like this summer? Shall I go cruising around the Grenadines on my private yacht or go caravanning on Hayling Island as usual?
To find the answer I turned once again to Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable… and once again it came up trumps. Which tree gets its leaves first?
If the Oak's before the Ash Then you'll only get a splash; If the Ash precedes the Oak, Then you may expect a soak.
Does anyone know what the Oak and the Ash have been up to recently?
– from Martyn Day