Tuesday, 18 February 2014


 We've had a few mysteries during the last couple of weeks. Head scratching incidents. This sheet for example. One morning it appeared on the floor of the play room. It is the top sheet of one of the sets that I use on the children's beds, but nobody knew where it came from or how it got there. Nobody. And nobody was missing a top sheet from their bed. Eli was certain that Jed put it there. I, however, was sure that Jed was not responsible. He was on school camp.
 And then there is the totem tennis pole. I went outside one morning before school to find it stuck in the ground. Without the ball attached. Mysteriously nobody knew how it got there. I know it wasn't there the night before, as I had gone outside after the children were in bed. Another mystery.
This mystery is a recurring one. I like to call it 'the mystery of the empty toilet roll'.  An empty toilet roll simply appears on top of the cistern, or sometimes on the toilet floor. Nobody knows how it gets there. Luckily the empty toilet roll is never found on the toilet roll holder. Even when I removed all the toilet paper from the vicinity of this toilet (which is upstairs), I still was not able to solve the mystery of the empty toilet roll.

And then there is this. I will give you fair warning prior to the photos. The photos you are about to see are fairly graphic and may be mistaken for something they are not. Let me assure you that they are my elbows.

When Eli went to kindy for the first time he had a half day. I dropped off the children at school - including Eli - and then spent a lovely couple of hours with a friend at a cafe. I enjoyed a hot chocolate, laughter and conversation with my very thoughtful friend. It was her idea to go to the cafe during my baby's Eli's first kindy experience. During our time at the cafe my left elbow felt a little tender. To my surprise, it had a blister on it that had burst.

Later that day I discovered another blister on my right elbow. How does anyone get blisters on each of their elbows??? I know I do lots of laundry and spend enormous amounts of time in the kitchen or behind a vacuum cleaner, but those things don't give you blisters on your elbows!

What a mystery! The only possible explanation I can come up with is that I need to spend more time in cafes with lovely friends. And refine my table manners. Because I must have had my elbows on the table at the cafe and in my enthusiasm rubbed the skin off them.

Does anyone have any other explanations?

Oh, and may I just add that it is very tricky to take photos of your own elbows!
Left elbow. Very attractive.
Right elbow. No less attractive than the left elbow.


  1. interesting :) are you a restless sleeper? ...... do you use your elbows to prop yourself up as you turn over? I did that to myself once LOL I hope you solve your mystery soon :)

  2. You will have to don your Sherlock Holmes hat and investigate these mysteries further!! As for your elbows, I am clueless.....

  3. You must have a ghose :). and I have never seen blisters on elbows before. I get very dry elbows but not blisters, they must be sore.

  4. The empty toilet roll??? Well that must be my husbeast. . .clever . .and he doesnt even know you!
    ...and those blisters need a Dr. One who says "put your feet up Mrs Plum Jam...you've been working too hard!"

  5. Oh my goodness! Too much weirdness going on around your place! Hope you figure out the source of all these happenings......especially the elbow blisters.....that's just crazy!

  6. Oo mysteries!! Very strange!! I heard a noise in my sewing room the other day, the light bulb had fallen out ofthe light fitting , we can't figure out how it happened, I haven't done any sewing in there for a couple of weeks so I think it's a ghost telling me to do some sewing!! You should make a little elbow cushion for when you go to cafés.

  7. very strange.... the blisters on your elbow look very sore... I bet you are always knocking them now they are sore!


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