The 'oh bollocks, where have I put it??' thread...

(42 Posts)
normaleggy Sat 30-Nov-13 22:32:17

Just doing a few 1st December gifts and I cannot find the bloody Jolly sodding Christmas Postman book ANYWHERE!!

Where is it? Where?? WHERE???

TheDetective Sat 30-Nov-13 22:36:22

Oh god. This is the thread for me.

I spent 20 minutes searching for the sodding wrapping paper this evening.

It was down the side of DP's wardrobe, between it and the wall. Well hidden. Just in case you were wondering.

Perhaps the Jolly Christmas Postman is lurking there also?!

Wingdingdong Sat 30-Nov-13 22:58:09

Oh shit. You've just reminded me I bought the Bloody Jolly Sodding Christmas Postman book too, and had completely forgotten about it let alone where I put it.

I'm only on MN at the moment because I have just remembered about the Bloody Elf on the Sodding Shelf and I've lost his letter...

Bah Humbug.

trikken Sat 30-Nov-13 23:02:45

Lost my sisters present earlier. Keep finding things I forgot ive bought.

everydayaschoolday Sat 30-Nov-13 23:12:14

Tonight I found all the presents I didn't know I had lost [tchgrin] I found them because I was sodding well hunting high and low for the advent chocolates that I knew I had hidden but couldn't remember where. Of course, they're under the tea towels in the tea towel drawer….where else…??!

everydayaschoolday Sat 30-Nov-13 23:13:17

blush I take it christmas smileys are not working yet...

Opheliabumps Sat 30-Nov-13 23:19:48

Sigh, I've lost half of the stocking presents. I've looked everywhere, no idea what super safe place I've stashed them in!

lookoveryourshouldernow Sat 30-Nov-13 23:23:43

I do this - hide them somewhere safe and then forget and then spend the whole of December - re-buying the gifts only to find the original ones stuff in the bottom of the linen basket...

This year I am ahead of myself and wrapped them so I know that they are bought, wrapped but not yet despatched...

Coveredinweetabix Sat 30-Nov-13 23:27:51

DD had to have one of her birthday presents two days late as I'd put it somewhere "safe". In the meantime, I'd had to borrow the present from a friends' daughter!
I spent ages yesterday searching for the Christmas bedding. That had had to be particularly well hidden as I'd hidden it from DP as well as the DC. The good news about that hunt was that, whilst looking for it, I found MIL's present which I'd stashed somewhere I wouldn't have thought of looking and found a present for DS that I'd completely forgotten buying!

raisah Sun 01-Dec-13 05:17:49

Would it help to store the location of the gifts in a password protected file on pc/laptop/phone? It might save a lot of faffing around in the long run, I.found a bag of clothes which I.bought for my neices bday 2 years ago. Obviously they are too small for her now so I have saved them for my dd when she is a bit older.

blush

kiwidreamer Sun 01-Dec-13 08:24:45

Hee Hee, I store the stocking pressies in a carry on size suitcase under my bed with a combination lock on it, when it's full I know the stocking will be full too smile

Did have a last min panic over the personalised 'x days to xmas' wall plaque I got from eBay a few weeks back, (a) forgotten about it completely and (b) when remembered at midnight, then couldn't remember where I'd put it (under a pile of summer clothes in my drawers as it turns out)

SoupDragon Sun 01-Dec-13 08:31:28

Back in June, I found the 2012 advent calenders in their Safe Place™

LongStripedScarfWearer Sun 01-Dec-13 08:34:16

I had a last-minute where-the-feck-is-the-elf panic last night, but found it in the end. And the letter. Could I find the fecking elf door though? Nope! Waste of a fiver.

Brockle Sun 01-Dec-13 08:37:05

last night it took me twenty minutes to find the sellotape, gift tags and a pen. that's before I started trying to find the presents. I was ok for paper though as I found the two rolls I'd lost from Christmas 2012. blush doh!

Oblomov Sun 01-Dec-13 08:52:53

I have no presents. Yet. Dh had ordered an x box for the boys. (Not the new £400 one!!)
I need a few stocking fillers. That's it.

Dilidali Sun 01-Dec-13 09:37:30

The thing DD wants THE MOST is somewhere in the wardrobe. Somewhere safe.
Guess who's emptying the whole wardrobe later on?

normaleggy Sun 01-Dec-13 10:35:41

I thought I was so organised too, I've got everything I bought on a spreadsheet and I checked it all the other day, but this book has escaped me somehow.

On the plus side, I've just found the kindle cover I ordered for my mum (which had also gone AWOL) in my dd's bedroom. Although slightly worried as to how it got there.

AuditAngel Sun 01-Dec-13 10:43:13

I think I know where most of the presents are hidden. My problem is that I have a 3 year old sleep refuser who sometimes passes out in the armchair or not or goes to bed with me. I work full time. When will I ever be able to wrap presents?

I plan on separating family gifts from the rest. I can wrap the rest on a weekend with kids about. I can wrap DH/DS/DD1's presents with DD2 about. But hers?

tchconfused

BrennieGirl Sun 01-Dec-13 10:46:54

I thought it was only me that did this!

Last year I completely forgot about the tesco bargain Barbies I bought for my DDs. I found them in January and put them somewhere safe. Where that safe place is I don't know. I've been looking for them on and off for the last couple of months.

I'll probably find them in January sigh.

Advent Tree (it has a little cupboard with 24 doors containing a tiny decoration)
And a little tree on a music stand to hang them on.
I've got chocolate bars with advent wrappers (Lakeland Limited)

DH is going up in the attic later (he put it away last year)
tchhmm

TheOnlySeven Sun 01-Dec-13 14:24:05

I've been buying bits for a while for DD1s new dressing up box, can't find the witches outfit anywhere.

NannyPlumForPM Sun 01-Dec-13 15:08:35

Right the fecking bloody elf is coming tomorrow as he is up in the sodding wardrobe and I am quite pregnant and can't bloody reach him and DP is away with work.

Do I get the polish man from next door?

NannyPlumForPM Sun 01-Dec-13 15:10:00

Obviously a first world problem blush

TheBreastmilksOnMe Sun 01-Dec-13 15:14:46

Where oh where have I kept the rubber suction caps for holding up the Xmas window lights from last year? The fact they are transparent is not helping matters.

callmekitten Sun 01-Dec-13 15:21:53

We are partially of Scandinavian descent so we celebrate St.Nick's day as well as Christmas. St. Nick usually brings some sweets and a few small toys/activities. I usually put all the St. Nick stuff in one bag so it's all together. Well, do you think I can find that bag? Nope. And St. Nick is supposed to come Wednesday night.

Also, I'm not entirely sure where my bag of stocking fillers is either. Probably hanging out with the St. Nick stuff.

Dilidali Sun 01-Dec-13 17:36:06

callmekitten, if you can't find the sack put it all in the shoes smile

HaBumbug Sun 01-Dec-13 17:43:41

I'm loving the 'Polish Man From Next Door' as a substitute for the missing elf... wink

BeaWheesht Sun 01-Dec-13 17:51:08

I'm glad I'm not the only one.

I got ds some horrible history figures ages ago and have zero idea where they are sad

ISawNannyPlumKissingSantaClaus Sun 01-Dec-13 17:52:46

Hmm- its an idea bumbug tchwink

Depends what he gets up to with barbie in the dolls house!!
He is particularly Luffly- he comes and flicks my switch! (in the fuse box) when I can't reach smile doesn't speak much English though- I find that's best

ILoveRacnoss Sun 01-Dec-13 17:58:21

Somewhere in my house is a personalised mug for DS. I usually find it during the summer hols. I can never find it at Christmas, or on his birthday. THREE years I've had this bl**dy mug!

HerlockSholmes Sun 01-Dec-13 18:08:07

myum bought me a talking comedy mirror for my 16th birthday, she found it the christmas after i turned 18 whilst hiding other presents grin

TheHOHOHOnlyPink Sun 01-Dec-13 20:23:22

Haha! I'm right here with you all, I cannot find a spiderman electric toothbrush or the chocolate coins to go in tomorrows advent slot!

OvO Sun 01-Dec-13 20:35:17

I lost a chuffing spongebob calendar yesterday. Just about tore the place apart looking for it (even in the attic!) and accusing my poor DH of nefarious calendar thievery. It was in the first place I looked but had Man-Looked the first time. blush

But while looking for it I found the missing Cluedo, Charades for Kids, a book and pack of Swizzels lip balms. Which were definitely lost thanks to my DH.

InkleWinkle Sun 01-Dec-13 21:00:43

There is a Minion loose in my house somewhere.

Any suggestions??

BiddyPop Sun 01-Dec-13 23:01:13

The tickets for the panto, I'm pretty sure, arrived by post. I know I got confirmation email but seem to remember tats in post. Cannot find them anywhere.

Dd first panto, and one I was really looking forward to.

AChristmassyJerseySpud Sun 01-Dec-13 23:09:12

so far ive lost the snowmen marshmallows, DD2's stocking fillers and dd1's few of stocking fillers.

ChristmasJumperWearer Sun 01-Dec-13 23:16:38

Where would DD's Christmas Pyjamas be? Not the Christmas Eve ones, the other ones? Apparently the answer is not "with DS's Christmas pyjamas".

Bless her, she was very good about it at bedtime. Oops, bad mummy!

Grotbagstwin Sun 01-Dec-13 23:34:42

I can't find the sack I spent over a month lovingly sewing my ds's name onto and making from patchwork christmas fabric, after all that work I wish I had stuck with a plastic bagone from Wilko's.

TheXmasLogIn Mon 02-Dec-13 13:50:44

I am currently hunting for

-2 packs of felt tip pens
-aquabots
-a pack of Furby knickers

I know The first 2 are here somewhere, but I have a feeling the knickers were missed off my Tesco order as I don't remember ever seeing them let alone hiding them anywhere fsad going to check the delivery slip.

InkleWinkle Wed 04-Dec-13 15:05:12

Turns out the minion wasn't lost after all as it's just been delivered!

agendabender Wed 04-Dec-13 15:36:47

I can't find the beautiful felt nativity advent calendar that I bought for DS last year. Thankfully he has been given three other advent calendars this year so the pressure is off, here's hoping for next year!

I also cannot find the large box full of hamper food bought for DH to make up for the fact that he can't drink this Christmas in case we have any problems with our planned home birth and he has to drive to the hospital...really had better find that one!

MabliD Wed 04-Dec-13 15:45:12

I have lost a 6 pack of yankee candle votives and a perfume... both of which are for my sister, and my parents are coming on sunday to collect the family presents before Christmas. The pressure is on, the house is ransacked, and the bloody things are nowhere to be seen...

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