So goodbye upright Dyson, which will be off to the recycling centre shortly and hello, Henry! I hope that Henry is going to help me keep everything cleaner by being lighter to move about and more versatile with a bigger selection of tools and brushes. And he has a cheerful smiley face.
For those of you not familiar with Henry Hoovers, here he is:
When I first saw one years ago, I thought the face was stupid, but I gradually realised that Henrys were the weapon of choice for all the college and school cleaning staff I encountered during my many years of teaching evening classes, so it had to be a serious cleaner. Now I'm just hoping that as Henry is easier to use, I'll keep on with a more regular vacuuming programme even when the novelty of a new toy wears off.