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Missing luggage

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Flowerofthewest Thu 01-May-14 18:48:31 expect the one item of luggage ( a massive rucksack) that I need for my annual trip to Skomer Island to be easily found in my smallish house. I have also lost the suitcase I 'think' I put it in for storage. We have looked in the box room (a feat in itself). In the loft - no luck. In the, what used to be, office which is now a heap of DH's stuff of his late (17 year) mum, and his office from when he retired (9 years). We have pulled out two wardrobes, searched the heap of junk in the garage lost souls graveyard. No luck. He even suggested that I had left it when we last went on holiday. I think I would notice several items of clothing missing. Also had the brainwave that I may have 'vacuum sealed' them. Ever tried vacuum sealing a suitcase. I think not.

whenim64 Thu 01-May-14 19:01:57

Have you lent it to anyone, Flower? That's how I lose my stuff. I searched high and low for a suitcase the other week. I knew my son had given it back to me. It was still in the boot of my car! blush

Nelliemoser Thu 01-May-14 19:15:01

Under a bed? Mind you I am the last person to hold forth on losing things.

Grandmanorm Thu 01-May-14 19:54:39

How about family "borrowing" it as that is where our luggage goes!! Thing is I never remember that I "lent" it to them until it is too late for the trip that is imminent.

tiggypiro Thu 01-May-14 20:33:02

It has probably gone to the same place as my red fleece cardigan went to a few months ago. I had searched everywhere and even asked GNers where it might be. All winter I had to do without it and then without any warning 2 weeks ago, there it was, in the place I keep all my fleeces. It was not even well hidden and I had pulled everything out looking for it months ago. Not sure where it has been but the zip is now broken which it wasn't before. I live alone and no one would have wanted to borrow it as it was my gardening cardi.
So my advice is Flower to ignore it, go on your trip without it and when it gets fed up of it's own travels it will return.

Flowerofthewest Thu 01-May-14 22:06:02

Thanks for comments. I have decided to ignore the flippin' thing and pack two holdalls instead. The problem is I have to also take two holdalls of food for a week for the two of us on the island of Skomer where we are volunteering for a week. A rucksack would have made it much easier.

rosequartz Thu 01-May-14 22:10:44

We searched high and low for DD2's large suitcase (one of a set), and she finally went off abroad without it about two and a half years ago! She decided it must have gone missing when she moved house.
A few weeks ago we found it in a large cardboard box in the attic.

Wheniwasyourage Thu 01-May-14 22:25:40

The title of this thread brought back what they used to say about Concorde. Breakfast in London, lunch in New York, luggage in Hong Kong.

Perhaps it's gone on holiday.

rosequartz Fri 02-May-14 09:21:32

Yes, I thought it was about luggage lost by airlines before I read the full Op

Hope it has been discovered now - St Anthony is often helpful in finding lost things:

'Dear St Anthony, full of grace, lead me to its hiding place.'

Charleygirl Fri 02-May-14 09:36:59

rosequartz St. Anthony would need to move in permanently as I am forever losing things, especially paperwork. Filing has always eluded me.

goldengirl Fri 02-May-14 15:49:31

DH bought 6 Easter eggs for the 6 GC. We couldn't find 3 of them and so had to buy 3 more! Hey presto I found them yesterday in my study in a sturdy bag where I must have offered to hide them before Easter! So Flower is it possible that your bag is hiding in a bigger bag? It's bound to turn up eventually but perhaps when you're least expecting it wink

rosequartz Fri 02-May-14 21:46:38

Are you giving them to the GC golden girl, or have you scoffed them?

Charleygirl, try St Anthony, he has often worked for me, although he has been known to take ages - but sometimes quite instant.

The Borrowers operate quite often in our house but do put things back occasionally.

goldengirl Sat 03-May-14 17:47:14

I returned them to DH who retreated into his study! I can see a repetition of this scenario when the GC come round because DHs study looks as if we've been burgled!

annodomini Sat 03-May-14 18:32:23

I'd been looking for my garden fork on and off for some months. I assumed it was lurking somewhere in the undergrowth in the garden. And it really, really wasn't in the shed. I'd just about decided to go and buy a new one, when I went down to the shed to put a hoe away and what should I find in the corner of the shed? That blinking fork!!

AlieOxon Sat 03-May-14 19:11:39

All the things I haven't got are the things I have 'lent' to my daughter!

Apart from my smallest hammer, which has not been around since the men were here replacing my gutters........

Elegran Sat 03-May-14 20:05:59

My smallest hammer vanished too. It reappeared eventually on the rockery, mostly turned to rust.

I still haven't found the cellar key, which has not been seen since approximately 1975, when DD1, DD2 and a couple of friends were playing in and out of the cellar one afternoon. Luckily the back door key was identical (back door now replaced, in case any would-be burglar has the cellar key stowed away)

Purpledaffodil Sat 03-May-14 20:46:15

Bought a replacement zip. Took it out of handbag, instantly it vanished. Searched everywhere to accompaniment of DH smugly telling me how utterly hopeless I was, how I never knew where anything was etc etc. Next week I emptied the indoor recycling box into the outdoor bin and there was a small now screwed up John Lewis paper bag containing...... Did he apologise? Did he buffalo! "Well it looked like an empty bag".angry I know it doesn't help find your luggage, but it proves lost things do turn up ....sometimes!

Purpledaffodil Sat 03-May-14 20:48:50

Flower my guess is whole lot inside a bigger suitcase Russian doll style. Good luck!

rosequartz Sat 03-May-14 20:52:51

I bought the DD2 some socks years ago when I was grocery shopping in Sainsbury's. Could not find them when I got home, the store did not have them either.
Weeks later I took some bread out of our big chest freezer and guess what! Yes, nicely chilled pairs of socks packed in the bag with the bread by the kind lady on the till.

Elegran Sat 03-May-14 20:56:32

So maybe my distance glasses are in the freezer. That seems quite possible.

rosequartz Sat 03-May-14 21:08:10

But will you be able to see to find them? grin

Wheniwasyourage Sat 03-May-14 21:32:53

Surely that depends on how big her freezer is, doesn't it?

annodomini Sat 03-May-14 22:06:02

Alie, I have two small hammers because when I lost one I went and bought another. Then, of course, the original one turned up.

Elegran Sat 03-May-14 22:18:14

That is the most sure way of finding anything - buy a replacement.

AlieOxon Sun 04-May-14 12:03:53

Murphy's Law......