What is the oldest possession in your house or flat? Describe it or show us a picture. Where did it come from? Why do you hang on to it?
I have lots of old things. It took some thinking to come up with my oldest thing, and even so, I'm not sure that these things are the oldest.
When I got married to Darling Man, Aunt Harriet came for the wedding and brought with her a box.
Inside were very delicate teacups that belonged to my great-great grandmother. They are beautiful, luminous. It feels special just looking at them. I have no idea how old they actually are.
I've only used them once - for a wedding shower for my brother Andy's future ex-wife. She didn't really appreciate the shower or the china. I think she'd have rather had a soccer-themed bridal shower.
Most of the time, they live in their box in a cabinet. They are so fragile, I'm afraid something will happen to them. As long as I have a somewhat clumsy boy gallumphing around, they will stay safe in their box.
As to why I hang on to it? It's an heirloom. One of those truly valuable-because-it's-ours kind of things. They may have value outside of sentiment, but I don't know what it is - nor do I care.