Thursday, November 26, 2009

Upon Aidan's suggestion, I am going to begin documenting the odd things that happen around this apartment. We believe the place is haunted, despite natural skepticism, and here's why...

  • A necklace of mine went missing. I mean really missing. I've had four people search this place from top to bottom with no luck.

  • Other small items have occasionally vanished, usually to be found shortly after asking for it back aloud. (These items are usually found somewhere I've definitely already looked, like where I thought I'd left it in the first place.)

  • A piece of pizza disappeared - I was leaving it for Aidan, but he swears he never ate it, and I know I didn't.

  • A bottle of Elspeth's milk was moved from the living room to the bedroom, and neither Aidan nor I recall doing it.

  • A bottle of baby oil was moved from the bed to the bedside table, ditto. (This was just last night.)

  • At night I often here little tinkly noises just like one of Elspeth's toys with a bell inside it. But Elspeth is asleep in her cot beside me.

  • Aidan and I have both seen a person - or at least the suggestion of a person - in a particular spot in the apartment. I generally see a silhouette out of the corner of my eye, nothing clear or definite, but Aidan says he's seen it directly.

  • These are the things that stick out, which I remember having happened at some point since we've lived here. I will continue to update if anything else weird happens.

    For the record, here are some common "symptoms" of a haunted house that I have not noticed:
    cold patches
    marks on the walls
    objects here that aren't ours
    lights going on and off
    unexplained bloodstains
    discord or animosity in the house

    And another symptom which I'm not sure about is hearing voices, footsteps, and doors opening and closing without explanation. It is sometimes difficult to be sure if certain noises are coming from our place or next door - we are in an apartment block. If I had to guess, I'd say that most of what I hear is from next door, although sometimes at night it really does sound like water running in our bathroom. Not sure on that one, though.

    I have noticed a feeling of being watched, which apparently is common, but I'm going to put that down to paranoia and nervousness induced by the other things.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    Today is our 3 year wedding anniversary!

    It's been a jam-packed 3 years with lots of happenings and changes. The one thing that hasn't changed is our happiness!

    We have a lovely day not-planned: nothing concrete, just snuggles and declarations of love, followed by an Indian meal to be delivered to our house later tonight. Screw cooking on our special day!

    Saturday, November 21, 2009

    The giggle videos

    Right. It has been far too long since I blogged, so here I am to tell you about Elspeth's amazing week and our holiday on the coast.

    She is now four months old.

    In the last week she has rolled over, eaten solid foods, begun to regularly sleep through the night (11pm to 7am), and been dunked in the ocean. How awesome is my baby?

    So anyway, mum and dad picked Ellie and I up on Saturday to head down to Merimbula - Aidan had to work, so he came and joined us on Monday. The weather was great - almost cold at times, a lovely contrast to Canberra's unholy heat. We swam in the sea, we walked on the beach, we read books, mum and dad were utterly enthralled by little Elspeth - she's turning into such a giggle-pot! It's gorgeous. She is just growing up in leaps and bounds; it won't be long before we need a priso- er, playpen!

    And now we're home again, and that's all I have to say about that.