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Didn't post much yesterday.  I was busy with the vacuum cleaner.  Not using it obviously.. but fixing it.  It's one o' them 'Vax' upright things and really is very good.  Very lightweight and  powerful. Also inexpensive to buy.  Only thing is not many places stock the filters, but I got some new ones yesterday from Allspares in Wigan.  First new set since we got this machine some years ago, but once they are 'past it', they reduce the airflow and the machine overheats and trips out frequently.

The other thing is that you do need to take the 'cyclone' bit out of the dust collector bin occasionally and strip it apart.  About a dozen screws in total. Nothing complicated, and there are marks to aid reassembly, though it only goes together properly one way.. In my case it was liberally coated inside with a thick layer of white plaster dust.  My fault for using a lot of 'Easifill' in recent DIY jobs I suppose.  Ordinary household dust etc., doesn't stick so badly.

Anyway, today will be one of those days where you  give all rooms a good 'bottoming', as my old Mum used to say....

No dust will be spared!!

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Why do Amazon tell me the stuff I ordered yesterday will be here on Thursday and it has just been delivered which means I have to run round looking for my keys to open the front door whilst trying to get my 2 dogs in the front room so they don’t cover the delivery driver in hair.

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We had a Vax, did what it was supposed to do and cheap to buy.  I was then informed we needed a Dyson. Two of those later and I was told we needed to go cordless - enter one Gtech ram. Absolutely useless!  You have to 'go with the pile' on carpets unless you have super strength in you arms and on tiled surfaces it struggles even with crumbs unless you make two or three slow passes.

Why am I moaning? I don't use the damn thing and nor does herself but we have a cleaner three times a week who insists on going in the garage and fetching the Vax!

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We've had numerous 'Dysons'a compete waste of money, now use a 'Mielie' cat and dog model, shmbo rates it above anything else. She uses the vax on the artificial turf and I use a Henry in the garage. I think also, that to comply with the 'EU' all vacuums have been downrated in power!!!. Obviously they don't want you to be too clean!!

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I posted a while back that the EU was limiting vacuum power to 900watts, doesn't really apply to battery appliances. 

 

Perhaps the animal rights people have lobbied the EU on behalf of the carpet beetles..

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We found Dysons to be expensive but not very good. Our servants really rate the Sebo, although I’ve obviously not tried it myself. 

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3 hours ago, Brew said:

I posted a while back that the EU was limiting vacuum power to 900watts, doesn't really apply to battery appliances. 

 

Perhaps the animal rights people have lobbied the EU on behalf of the carpet beetles..

 

'Carpet beetles!'  There are lots of cross-over POSTS these days...  I have to keep checking the name of the thread I'm reading... 

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4 hours ago, Stavertongirl said:

Why do Amazon tell me the stuff I ordered yesterday will be here on Thursday and it has just been delivered which means I have to run round looking for my keys to open the front door whilst trying to get my 2 dogs in the front room so they don’t cover the delivery driver in hair.

 

The same here SG but Ive got 4 dogs to control. I have to go down to the gate to collect, ok if the parcel is small but if its too big to go over the gate I have to get the dogs under control and make sure they are out the way before I open the gate. Its electric so must be extra careful that the pups don't run out. its a nightmare.

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Dysons.. I have a cordless Dyson and have no problem with it  apart from having a new battery. But we have tiled floors so it runs over very smoothly. Cant imagine what it would be like on a thick pile carpet.

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Probably the same as any other surface nonna, useless!!

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4 hours ago, Waddo said:

Probably the same as any other surface nonna, useless!!

Do I take it you don't like Dysons Waddo? Its only a guess mind. I still use a dustpan and brush.

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Only ever had 3 vacuums in 57 years,  Hoover constellation, Electrolux  and latest a Shark which is very good.

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I like my Dyson - the one with a ball - as it cleans all surfaces very efficiently.  It has a 'turbo' option which is excellent  for the clumps of cat hair which seem to appear overnight.  I've got a pet comb but they hate it...

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Does it pick up cats too Margie?

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It possibly would pick up the cats, but as soon as I start it up, they shoot off outside...

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I recall many years ago, on the 'Beeb' naturally, there was an interview with a lady who had worked 'in service', at palaces where Queen Victoria hung out.  She said that they 'cleaned' carpets by spreading used tea leaves on them them  then brushing them up.  I'd imagine the dampp tealeaves would pick up some dust, and tea apparently has some antiseptic powers, so maybe not such a bad idea..

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I heard similar tales but spreading the leaves was more to ensure complete coverage and pick up dust than anything else. Many shops back in the 60s  used damp sawdust in a similar fashion.

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Well.. as they say in these parts...  'Oooda thowt it?'.

 

I do recall school caretakers always being on hand with a bucket of sawdust if some poor kid threw up.  For some reason it was always in assembly....

 

On one spectacular occasion at HP, during Assembly,  I recall some lad 'hurling' his breakfast down the neck of the lad standing in front of him.

 

The crowd parted in disgust, the 'Vomitor' was dragged away and the 'Vomitee' stood, quivering slightly, as the offending lad's stomach contents ran down his neck, down the back of his jacket, etc.

 

It can't have been easy...and as far as I recall, none of the invocations in the school song offered... 'what to do if some pillock chucks up down your neck'.

 

Grammar schools weren't all they were cracked up to be...

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Eww, now there's a mental picture not easily expunged -  especially when I'm eating my breakfast

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I well recall fainting one day at FFGS. It was a hot day, and I'd cycled up Berridge Rd quite rapidly as I was a bit late. I made it in time, but midway through the first hymn, my forehead began perspiring, my neck tightened, and my eyes went glazed. I remember just collapsing into the back of the person in front of me, and hitting the floor. The funny thing was, as I lay there, I plainly heard everyone else singing away merrily. I think a teacher got me up, and onto a chair at the back of the hall. Strange though, no one ever mentioned it to me.

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Live slightly nearer Hucknall town centre than Bulwell...decided to try the Wetherspoons (Pilgrim) in Hucknall.

                 Even though over the years have played Football for Hucknall team,,worked in two shops namely Farrands and Vernons ,,done a bit of courting and drinking.........could never really take to the place,,so thought i'd try again today,,...............NO....still summat not right about the place......no friendly faces,,no ey-ups,, 60p to park,,very quiet no hustle and bustle like Bulwell,,even detected a different accent from some older folk.

                     Can't believe Hucknall and Bulwell practically join each other......but so different. The Pilgrim Pub was nicely set out....but first thing i noticed was the Barmaid,,,she used to work in the Bulwell Wethers,,and i never saw her smile.....she seemed to fit in in Hucknall..........

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Fainting in morning assembly was something of a regular occurrence for me. Fortunately we were so close together that I never hurt myself but there was I'm told,  a bit of a domino effect.

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I’ve never fainted but have witnessed several others collapsing, in school assembly, lining up for TB jabs at school and the same in doctors surgery for Smallpox jabs in the 1970s when there was a Smallpox epidemic in Europe.  I was only going to Amsterdam for the weekend but still had to have the jab.  The funniest fainting event I witnessed was during a hospital consultation with my Consultant.  He was explaining what was involved in my upcoming operation and the nurse in attendance went down like a sack of spuds onto the floor!   She was very embarrassed.  

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Just got back from my physiotherapy.  I think it's helping me so will keep plodding on and doing the homework.

Twentieth anniversary of my first wife's death today.  I don't tell you that to be a downer or crave sympathy.  lots of folks face this at some point.  Mainly it makes me think of how quickly time goes.  You never forget it, but time has a way of removing the sting just a bit.  She was a fine woman, a good mother and a good wife.  Loved dogs too.

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