By Sophie Colclough
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘April showers bring May flowers’, but where did it come from? A poet named Thomas Tusser wrote the original verse in the late 16th century, which read “Swéete April showers, | Doo spring Maie flowers.”, which has evolved with the English language into the idiom that it is today. But is there any truth behind it? According to the Met Office, April is often a “showery month”, due to the rising temperatures and the still-cold sea surrounding our little islands. The warmer temperatures of May do often see fresh flowers unfurling – plants that were watered by the infamous April Showers. So there you have it – there is truth behind the fable!
If the thought of all of that rain makes you feel a little blue, why not treat yourself to one of these beautiful Nao Porcelain pieces that draw their name from the phenomenon? The original was created by Francisco Catalá in 1992 and has been a firm favourite ever since. It’s a sweet little statue, with pastel tones that reflect the spring season. As one of our best sellers, we were delighted when Nao released a special edition in 2012, featuring bright yellows and blues to bring a little sunshine into our wettest month.
Another decade on, you can shop the pair below, or click here to browse the rest of our Nao Porcelain figurines.