The attic is a mysterious place, its where stuff goes, to come out a generation later. Its not just for Christmas decorations – they come out quite regularly and are generally located near the hatch. Its the old cardboard ( or wooden) boxes at the back with forgotten product names and prices marked in old money – pre 1971 stuff – that can contain some interesting things. Its these boxes that may the home of those rusty old tins that contain ancient movies of our parents and their parents when they were young. Suitcases are a good place to look too.. those old leather ones with broken catches and stickers from exotic locations . Like Spain. Or Paris..