John Lewis insurance recently invited me to take part in a competition they are running under the banner of “What Matters Most.”
To enter you have to submit a photograph and six words that sum up a treasured possession or family heirloom for a chance to win £500 of John Lewis vouchers.
I have been thinking about it all week and the truth is, I don’t really have any family heirlooms or a great deal of high value possessions and jewellery, but I realised that we do have one particular object which is greatly treasured by this family.
It’s a bear that used to belong to Jim’s mother. He’s been around the world with us and had his fair share of adventures. In Canada he lost a leg after some rather boisterous play with Macy (who should never have got hold of him to start with!)
Then he traveled one-legged with us to our posting in Cyprus and from there he flew back to a teddy bear hospital in the UK for treatment. He returned after reconstructive surgery, a complete bear again, all be it with one leg which is a slightly different shade to the rest of his body.
These days our old bear lives a more risk averse life, sitting on a high shelf far away from doggies and inquisitive toddlers, we want to make sure he survives to tell his tales to the next generation. My six words to sum him up? One bear with a false leg.
So what’s the possession that matters most to you?
You have until 25th March to enter the competition and you can do so (and view the other entries) by heading to http://whatmatters.johnlewis-insurance.com/
This post was written in association with John Lewis Insurance