I bought this simple tent probably circa 2000-2001 when we quite frequently hosted BBQ and makan2 sessions back in Sheffield. I don't remember using it though, since sunshine in summer was precious back then and we would normally basked it in instead of running for the shades. Still in pristine condition, I decided to pack it up and ship it back to Malaysia when I left the UK for good and it remained in the box, untouched, for 12 years. Yup, 12 years. It finally got unpacked about 2 weeks ago when we (referring to a different pair of souls now) were hosting a small BBQ session and it was about to rain. When Big Boss asked about the never been seen tent, I just asked him to look in the store room, fully convinced that the tent wouldn't be usable. 10 minutes later, to my surprise, the tent, still in its mint condition, was fully erected on the front lawn with friends happily eating under it.
So yeah, the tent lasts longer than the old relationship and it is now serving its original purpose, in a much better home. Hah.
"Some people believe that without history, our lives amount to nothing. At some point we all have to choose: do we fall back on what we know, or do we step forward to something new? It's hard not to be haunted by our past. Our history is what shapes us... what guides us. Our history resurfaces time after time after time. So we have to remember sometimes the most important history is the history we’re making today"
- M. Grey