Saturday, 28 January 2012

Suction Excitement

Trelawnyd nestled at the foot of the Gop (on the right). Photo taken from the East
You know when you are middle aged when you spend a Saturday afternoon playing with your new Dyson vacuum cleaner ! 
It wasn't that long ago when we used to get dressed up and spend any free afternoon sipping at couple of bottles of pinot at the local wine bar...
Now it was the excitement of "cyclone" suction that dominated the day as well as a brisk walk above the village with George in tow.....

49 comments:

  1. Nothing sucks like an Electrolux... that used to be their slogan!

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  2. I know exactly what you mean! Lovely picture, BTW.

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  3. I wish you hadn't posted this - like Sharon, I know exactly what you mean. Noooooo!

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  4. You need some excitement in your life John.

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  5. I love my dyson, I like to see all the dirt I've sucked up! I'm easily pleased

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  6. Sorry John; I am truly sorry.

    Dysons are shit. Give it 12 months and 3 days, just over the warranty, and that thing will be landfill!

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  7. I'd like a Dyson....they are so expensive !
    The village is looking very green compared to our brown grasses. Maybe you could drink Pinot while vacuuming, and kill two stones with one bird ;)
    Have a great weekend .
    ~Jo

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  8. IG
    You have burst my esily pleased bubble!

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  9. Mr Dyson is so wealthy that he's the one who can afford to drink away his afternoons in the wine bar.
    Jane x

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  10. PS. I have found a problem with my Dyson though...

    http://swiftsuresongbird.blogspot.com/2011/06/theres-only-one-thing-for-it.html

    Jane x

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  11. I have always wanted a Dyson vacuum cleaner, but they are around $800 over here in Canada (including the dreaded taxes!!)

    Gill in Canada

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  12. John, I'll take my being nuts as a compliment!
    Jane x

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  13. I found cleaning fun when I got my first Dyson too, John. Now it's beginning to pall again. Oh well...

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  14. My Dyson is the only thing that has ever truly removed the cat hairs but it feels like a tank...
    Briony
    x

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  15. I've just re-read it, and now I now about the comparison, John. Sorry.

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  16. John sorry about this but totally agree with TIG. Mr J Dyson is very fond of bells, whistles and man appealing gadgets.

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  17. IG is just all bitter and twisted at the moment. Have you seen the bathroom kit he has to buy Mrs IG if he not to end up as compost on his own heap?

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  18. No, no, no. Nice view though!

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  19. It seems like everyone with pets ends up with a Dyson. I found an easier route, I have a housecleaner who brings her vacuum. The thing I hate most about vacuums is trying to find a place to store them when not in use. Well, and I also hate that they get full and the hoses fall off and that if you find one strong enough to get hair out of your carpet, it sucks the carpet right off the floor. And that the head falls off exactly in the middle under a king sized bed. Give me a minute and I'll think of many more reasons why I love my housekeeper.

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  20. TIG's just scaremongering; Dyson's have a five year guarantee.
    Make sure you register it though.

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  21. Oh Hippo, TIG nor me - we not bitter and twisted at all, not really. We just not happy bunnies with the Dyson's we bought.

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  22. I would rather be doing ANYTHING other than housecleaning, even if I did have a device with the "proper amount of suction." (Did the vacuuming just yesterday -- god fr another week...)

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  23. LOL yup I know what you mean John!

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  24. Definitely - If you have pets, get a Dyson! I could not believe Denny-the-Dog shed so much hair (for a short-haired dog) until the Dyson showed us!

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  25. A view like that is worth taking a walk for, John.
    Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

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  26. How exciting is that - a brand new Dyson vacuum cleaner. I always wanted one of those.

    Pleasures change as we age. Enjoy, and take in all the excitement that the "cyclone" technology can bring.

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  27. no I think I am a sad fuc*er

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  28. There goes my bubble too! I LOVE the look of those things! And they can go around corners! Don't believe a word 'they' say John! lol

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  29. May I warn you that when Shirley worked in A&E they frequently had to deal with men who had been having intimate relations with vacuum cleaners! Remember they are meant for picking up bits of dirt.

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  30. Each to his own. I've got a vacuum cleaner somewhere.

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  31. Just thought this would amuse you. My father went to a posh boarding school where they had their own language and "suction" was the word used for sweets!

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  32. Come back to Sheffield - I have the Pinot chilling for you! x

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  33. Yuk, hate anything to do with housework !!!!
    Cheers

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  34. Oooh. I have wanted a Dyson for years. What an exciting life!

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  35. I agree with the idiot gardener...Dysons are shit ours ended up at the dump & now I used a trusty electrolux. Daughter wants me to get a Henry but I can't stand it's stupid face !

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  36. Now WE went out to the market, bought lots of nice seafood, came home, dressed up and had a LOVELY fruits de mer dinner with a yummy bottle of Vigonier. Crab, scallops, langoustines, spaghetti vongole and moules mariniere. Would I swap that for a Dyson? No. I'm older than you. You'll grow out of it!

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  37. Did exactly the same when we bought our Dyson!! How sad am I?

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  38. Mabel presumably stayed in the warm. Bulldogs are not daft.

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  39. I saw that subject line on the sidebar of my blog and wondered what I'd find when I arrived here. Glad to discover it only concerned vacuuming...

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  40. There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying a nice bit of suction.

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  41. Careful where you put those vacuum attachments!

    Mind you, you're a nurse, so I guess you've seen it all before ;-)

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  42. I'm well past middle-age but I still wouldn't spend an afternoon playing with my vacuum cleaner. I try not to use it all unless guests are on the way. I prefer to spend my afternoon stuck into a good book (currently The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides).

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  43. Anything that can suck up dog hair from the floor garners my full attention. Like Jo said...just have some Pinot while using the Dyson.

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  44. George is very lucky to get to accompany you on your stroll. And now you can clean up all that hair so easily when all the dogs are done with it.

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  45. It's all about understanding who you really are...as opposed who you are supposed to be...simple.

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  46. John, correct me if i'm wrong; i'm thinking in your wine bar days, you didn't have any animals so couldn't have the appreciation of a good vac.

    My trusty Electrolux, which i bought in 1983 was very much used from 1958 until i bought it. It kept going strong until the early 21st century. I hadn't heard of Dyson then, i think it was just before the Dyson rage, and i ended up with a Euroclean. Thought of getting a Henry (as i liked his face), but a cannister vac makes cleaning carpeted steps a chore, so the 'bum bag' Euroclean model won the day for me.

    I don't imbibe while operating machinery; i'm too cack-handed to take such a risk. But, i can reward myself with a nice glass of something once i'm done and admire my handiwork!

    megan

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  47. I love my Dyson animal. No need to stop the wine - hoover one hand wine in other. I've perfected this to an art form..haha

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