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Counting Blessings (1): a Christmas Cracker Riddle

A post of odds and ends for the end of the year, for my own notes and perhaps of interest to readers as well. The second Counting Blessings post, that is.

But first a riddle:  what do the following things have in common?


Boots, rarely used






Jar in which to put dryer lint (for lazy people who can’t walk the few feet to the wheelie bin)



Pile of packing boxes




…all to be found in our garage that does not house cars….

Answer in Part 2 post….



12 thoughts on “Counting Blessings (1): a Christmas Cracker Riddle

    • Right you are! What gave it away?

      Posted by mylatinnotebook | December 21, 2016, 6:13 pm
      • Sorry to be slow, I was away.
        Basically mice and me, we have a lot of history. Since living in Devon I have had to come to terms with sharing the house with the local rodents and spiders. It’s made worse by the neighbours’ cats who bring live mice in to their house and then let them go. The mice somehow then move between the houses in our terrace ……

        Posted by philipstrange | December 29, 2016, 9:51 pm
      • Busy time of year. I had never come face to face with a mouse in the house until I came to this country. Before we moved here, we lived on an air force base in 1940s terraces. We became aware of lodgers when we found shredded bits of paper in a back closest. We called the exterminator in when we actually saw a mouse surveying our bedroom from the threshold. The exterminator said the terrace was riddled with them, it was easy for them to go from unit to unit as partitioning walls were pretty porous. The ultimate verdict was we were probably stuck with them….

        Posted by mylatinnotebook | January 2, 2017, 4:02 pm
  1. Mice take the peanuts and store them in all the other items?

    We once had a stash of maize intended for a squirrel feeder that was soon stripped to the cobs by mice. Months later when digging out winter gear we discovered boots filled with the kernels.

    Posted by theprospectofbees | December 13, 2016, 4:40 pm
  2. Are they all used for beekeeping? Or maybe for the garden birds?

    Posted by Emily Scott | December 13, 2016, 9:55 pm
  3. Mice, squirrels, hedgehog?

    Posted by hilarycustancegreen | December 17, 2016, 10:43 pm

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