Sunday, 28 March 2010

Being Piskie Led

Do you ever get the feeling that someone or something is trying to drive you round the twist?  Have you ever gone to get something and its not in the place where you left it? Or you've gone into a room and forgotten what you went in there for? Have you ever tried to get somewhere and ended up going round in circles? Worse still, have you ever made a nice cup of tea, sat down to drink it and found the teabag still in the cup?

Sounds like a bad case of insanity doesn't it? I'm not so sure. The chances are you are being Piskie led. 

These little guys are Cornish Piskies.  They are full of mischief, love a giggle and delight in sending some unsuspecting human off on a wild goose chase.  

At the moment the pesky little critters have hidden my eldest's artist pencils.  We've turned the place upside down.  We know where they should be - in her room with her sketch pad. We have turned all the boxes that are yet to be unpacked inside out - but nope - no pencils.  We've checked the car, her school bag, under the beds, the wardrobes, the airing cupboard, down the back of the sofa.  We've even tried the washing basket and the fridge.  (Sometimes its best not to ask!)  They have completely vanished.  I have found the camera though, which is good, or at least it will be when I find the card to go in it....

The best way of breaking the Piskie magic is to try looking for something else.  So I'm off to find my car keys and my mobile phone, oh and the remote for the TV.  Its amazing how many things just disappear around here. 

Piskies travel about a fair bit.  This little fellow certainly has! 

So next time you are missing your car keys, your shoes, a pen or your glasses, don't think your losing your marbles - you're most probably being Piskie led. 

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