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Mystery Monday

Go to Camilla's Owl Post and look in the mirror in the picture. In the mirror there's an irregularly shaped stain on the far wall. What caused that? It could be a damp patch. Or maybe Mary Jane threw her rice pudding at the wall just there. Or maybe something is trying to break through the wall while you've all got your backs to it. There's probably a simple explanation - but I'd like to know what it is.

I do hope there was a stain on the wall and it's not just dirt on my computer screen!Rolling Eyes

Posted at 13th Jan 2014 - 05:20PM   Posted by Fennie   Mystery Monday Comments: 18

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Camilla's Avatar Laughing You do make me laugh Fennie. Mary Jane threw her rice pudding at the wall.

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jan 2014 at 05:30PM

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Camilla's Avatar A small wall sconce on the other side of the room, or maybe a transfer of some sort etched onto the mirror.

Perhaps it is a dirty big finger blob.Laughing

No it's not dirt on your computer screen Fennie.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jan 2014 at 05:35PM

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KitKatCot's Avatar I like Fennies explanation re the rice pudding as that is what those uplights always look like to me Laughing

Posted by: KitKatCot on 13th Jan 2014 at 05:41PM

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Ivy's Avatar O Fennie :D but I am afraid it is something trivial as a lamp ;(

Posted by: Ivy on 13th Jan 2014 at 06:12PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Rubbish. It is the secret entrance to another world that is only viable when seen through a mirror.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 13th Jan 2014 at 06:52PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar *visible

Posted by: Withy Brook on 13th Jan 2014 at 06:52PM

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Faith's Avatar No Withy I am sorry but your lovely explanation is totally wrongLaughing - it is, in fact, a little dovie nest fixed on the wall by kind people so that the poor little doves don't have to nest outside in the cold dovecote!

Posted by: Faith on 13th Jan 2014 at 06:58PM

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Cadfael's Avatar I actually did have a mark on the computer screen just on the mirror. Thought i was imagining things.

Posted by: Cadfael on 13th Jan 2014 at 07:46PM

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Faith's Avatar ps - re Mary Jane - for years, as a little girl, I didnt understand that rhyme because I loved rice pudding and therefore it just didnt make sense to me!Laughing

Posted by: Faith on 13th Jan 2014 at 08:01PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar ! !

Posted by: Withy Brook on 13th Jan 2014 at 09:13PM

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Fennie's Avatar I think it is because we are both Taureans but Faith sometimes says things that are exactly what I would say - above the not understanding the Mary Jane poem because I, too, loved rice pudding and couldn't understand why some people had a problem with it. Tapioca, Semolina, Rice Pudding I loved them all. Semolina though was my absolute favourite with masses of strawberry jam.

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Jan 2014 at 09:51PM

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Faith's Avatar I suppose I didnt take heed to the title, but being obviously a bit of a dim wit I just didnt understand what was wrong with Mary Jane AT ALL! It just didnt occur to me that someone wouldnt like rice pudding. For anyone who doesnt know what we are talking about.... here's the rhyme.



Rice Pudding

By A. A. Milne

What is the matter with Mary Jane?

She’s crying with all her might and main,

And she won’t eat her dinner—rice pudding again—

What is the matter with Mary Jane?



What is the matter with Mary Jane?

I’ve promised her dolls and a daisy-chain,

And a book about animals—all in vain—

What is the matter with Mary Jane?



What is the matter with Mary Jane?

She’s perfectly well, and she hasn’t a pain;

But, look at her, now she’s beginning again!

What is the matter with Mary Jane?



What is the matter with Mary Jane?

I’ve promised her sweets and a ride in the train,

And I’ve begged her to stop for a bit and explain—

What is the matter with Mary Jane?



What is the matter with Mary Jane?

She’s perfectly well, and she hasn’t a pain,

And it’s lovely rice pudding for dinner again!—

What is the matter with Mary Jane?

Posted by: Faith on 13th Jan 2014 at 10:03PM

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Faith's Avatar Grief, what happened there - ignore the numbers and the poem works!

Posted by: Faith on 13th Jan 2014 at 10:21PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar The numbers I suspect are coding for symbols or something that this site doesn't support.

The 'stain' is very neat and tidy so susoect the rice pudding throwing lady is also very tidy. Or it could actually be an up-lighter.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 14th Jan 2014 at 10:29AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Laughing Wot are you lot like?

My Rag doll is called Mary-Jane but I've never heard the poem before. My Mum made her for me when I was a wee tot, she now wears a permanent babygro to keep her stuffing in topped with one of my first dresses.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th Jan 2014 at 11:18AM

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Camilla's Avatar Oh I see, I had not heard of the Mary Jane poem before by A.A.Milne.

Aw, that's lovely FN, wish I had kept some of my dolls when I was little although I don't remember having many.

Posted by: Camilla on 14th Jan 2014 at 11:55AM

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Faith's Avatar I had lots of dolls that I wish I'd kept especially my walking talking 'Little Poppet'. I have only two left - a little doll given to me by my Auntie Lily when I was two - I called her Lee-Lee as I couldnt say Lily, and another one - a rag doll - called Lupy Loo (After Looby Loo) made by my sister when she was only about 6 or 7 - a very weird looking creation but much loved by me at the time. I also have a couple of soft toys that live with them in the cupboard and I was only looking at them the other day and wondering why I keep them.... but no way could I have put them in the bin, so back in the bag in the cupboard they go.Smile

Posted by: Faith on 14th Jan 2014 at 01:13PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I deleted your repeated comment, Faith. I hope you do not mind. I rather think that I have Special Powers, left over from an earlier regime, (when they were sometimes needed!)

Posted by: Withy Brook on 14th Jan 2014 at 05:29PM

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