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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Birthdays...



DH and I both celebrated our birthdays in May and although the celebrations are over for another year, the gifts we gave each other will continue to get lots of use. ( These days we tend to find out what each other would like rather than try to come up with something that we think the other would like.)

For quite a while I've thought that I would like to replace the little mini vac that I have been using to pick up the odd bit of dust/fluff, with something that didn't entail bending or crouching down to use. 


I'll be honest...I lusted after a Dyson stick vacuum! 
And DH did some research online and found the best local price...It was delivered weeks before my birthday and DH offered me the chance of opening my gift then...but I chose to wait :-)

On the day, I opened the parcel, DH helped me put it all together and there was enough charge in it for me to try it out. And I did...all around the lounge room! I hate vacuuming but this gadget is wonderful just to run over the areas that get dusty quickly. (DH reckons I've put him out of a job, as he is the official 'vacuumer' in our house, but the stick vacuum and I are doing such a good job that the big Dyson, stays in the cupboard!) 
Now for DH's gift, he hadn't really thought of anything he'd like, and I was starting to get a bit edgy as I couldn't think of anything either. And then I had an idea and checked it out with him...and yes! He liked the idea.
A non-descript parcel...
A very happy birthday boy...
He's had a lovely time learning all the 'ins and outs' of the new 'toy', an iPad Air, with me as his tutor! Lol. But there was an ulterior motive behind my generosity...when we travel, I won't have to share my iPad! :-)

8 comments:

Cathy said...

You're not daft are you Marai lol

Vireya said...

Happy (belated) birthday to both of you. Enjoy your gifts!

doodles n daydreams said...

Happy birthday to you both. I like a surprise myself but sometimes I do say what I don't want. In fact chocolate is something I love to get from anybody and everybody :)

Diana

margaret said...

belated birthday wished to you both and what great presents you have shared.

helbel19 said...

Great gifts and Happy Birthday to both of you.
I have a big Dyson too but I've been thinking about the stick cleaner so its great to hear your report on it.

Cynthia said...

I know how you feel about sharing your iPad. I hope your hubby enjoys his as much as you seem to enjoy your new vacuum!

angela said...

I was just looking at one of those stick vacuums and wondering if they were worth it. So your glowing recommendation is really helpful. And yes your brilliant with the idea of hubby having his own iPad. So a happy belated birthday to you both. I think you did well

Lin said...

Great gifts Maria. I too have had my eye on one of those stick vacuums!