There was panic in the Magnon household; my favourite old potato peeler had gone missing, and Lady M needed to peel Apples.
She took to her iPad, whilst I took to the compost bucket.
Lady M ordered a replacement industrial pack of peelers, whilst I rummaged amongst a pile of potato peelings and worse.
My spirits were raised when I found my old friend at the bottom of the bucket, but too late; Lady M had already confirmed her order to Amazon and there was no going back.
Her hastily ordered 3-pack arrived yesterday, and although they may at first sight look similar, they are in fact total rubbish imitations.
My treasured old one is made of wood, string and stainless steel. The modern equivalent is plastic and poor quality steel.
Now that my faithful 65 year old peeler has been found, the new ones will be confined to the back of the 'rarely used' cupboard; just in case. Somehow I fear they may NEVER be used.
I may even bury them in the garden.