About three years ago I lost my lovely little curved nail scissors. They had been expensive to buy but well worth it and I treasured them greatly and have missed them every day since. By now I had convinced myself that I would never see them again and that I must have somehow thrown them out. The bedroom (they were always kept the cabinet there) has been spring-cleaned and autumn-cleaned each year, the bed moved and all the furniture - still no sign. Until this morning.
The farmer is walking with a group today (a glorious Autumn day incidentally) and had to be off early. We also had to be at the Medical Practice by half past eight for our yearly flu injection. As we were back from this quite quickly I suggested that there was time before he went for us to strip the bed and put on the new electric blanket (the old one was on the blink).
We stripped off the sheets and pillow cases for washing, we stripped off the mattress cover for washing, then we removed the faulty electric blanket and there - in the middle of the mattress were the nail scissors! That was under a fitted sheet, a mattress cover and an electric blanket. The sheets have been changed every week throughout those years.
So I ask - how did those scissors get there? (no saucy answers from the likes of Tom and John please). All the bottom sheets I have are tightly fitted, as are the mattress covers and the electric blanket was tightly tied down.
One of life's little mysteries. Not quite so grisly as the one I read in today's Times about Sir Ran Fiennes who, after sawing his fingers off (he had severe frostbite) he decided that as they were so personal to him he would keep them and he put them in the drawer in his study(!), from which they eventually disappeared and he has never found them. His wife swears she hasn't touched them (who, I ask, would wish to touch them?) - the writer of the article in the times suggests he look on e-bay in case somebody is trying to sell them.
Have any of you lost anything in an unexplained way - and never found it again - or (like me) found it after a few years?