It's so annoying about that oil lamp I broke (it is probably not even worth that much, but sentimental), because at the time I was not trying to break it! I was on the phone (que surprise!) and saw that the glass had been really pushed in so tried to get it out a little, cos it looked under pressure and then it shattered!
Telling this to my dad he said, "I was the one who pushed it in ,to keep it secure!" ARGH!
I am staying closely away from the really ancient, valuable barometer, near the stairs LOL