There I was, peeling a few spuds, when I realised how long I've owned this cheap little peeler.
I know I had it when I was a student, and I probably had it before then when I lived in London. It's followed me around for more years than I care to remember, and has always served me well.
It is simple, practical, and I expect it cost no more than a few pence.
How wonderful to know that there are still things around that don't have built-in obsolescence.
Do you own an equally banal object, that's been with you for ever? (no husband or wife jokes please).