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!)
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