Thursday, 31 May 2012

No use crying over spilt milk

Is this just an English English idiom, or is it used in other parts of the English-speaking world? This milk is definitely spilt - and spoiled - and there's nothing that can be done to put that right. Accidents do happen, don't they?
But I reckon Mid-West Mom doesn't see it that way and little Miss Mid-West isn't going to sitting comfortably on that milking stool any time soon. I love this illustration and have seen it here and there over the years, but don't know where it's from or who the artist is. Can anyone help?


  1. "Ingen idé att gråta över spilld mjölk" is literally the same expression in Swedish. I just bought your book for my Kindle and is looking forward to reading it. /Max

  2. I don't know but I agree with you, lovely


  3. Ingen idé att gråta över spilld mjölk - really? That's great, I wonder if the expression is used elsewhere?