The Bermuda Triangle. The Mary Celeste. The Loch Ness Monster. Crop Circles. Atlantis.....
These are some of the great mysteries of the world that have always fascinated me.
But really we don't need to look to exotic locales, alien life forms or the seabed for mystery - it lurks right at home, in our wardrobes and drawers!
So after years of research with archaeologists, UFO investigators and experts in the paranormal, I have assembled the ultimate list of the Great Clothing and Style Mysteries:
How do fine gold chains get knotted and tangled sitting in a box in a drawer?
How do earrings put away in pairs become solo?
Why do hems fall down and buttons drop off only when you are in a horrendous rush?
How do moths know which is your most expensive cashmere jumper?
Why do you always lose the expensive sunglasses, but seem able to keep the pair you bought in a service station for years?
How does the tissue manage to escape the pocket inspection you always do before the black wash?
How does the pair of new black undies hide away in the drum of the washing machine just before you put a white load on hot?
How do silk blouses attract salad dressing?
Why are so many leading designers of women's clothes men?
Why do people with naturally straight hair always want curls, and the reverse?
Ditto large/small bosoms? And sticky-out flat bottoms?
Why can you never find anything you like when you have some money put aside to spend on new clothes?
Why are the "special occasion" dresses, shoes and handbags we pay the most for the ones we wear the fewest times?
Why do we continue to judge female politicians on what they wear?
WHY OH WHY IS IT SO!!
"It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting!"
~~ Agatha Christie(1890-1976)
Both photos below were taken in Gudvangen on the west coast of Norway near Flam when Annemarie and I were on our road trip through the most scenic country in the world in July 2010