I just tried to vacuum my flat for the first time. I dug the vacuum cleaner out of the cupboard, rather impressed to find a Dyson. A rather old looking Dyson, in 4 pieces. Having used Dyson's before, and knowing how temperamental they can be, I decided I'd better try and track down an instruction manual. So I checked the model number. DC01.
Hmm... I thought. That's a very old one.
A few moments later on the Dyson website I found the instructions. Yay! Then I realised. This vacuum cleaner is the first ever Dyson
. It is nearly as old as I am
and, to my great astonishment it still works
My flat comes with its own contemporary museum piece!
Anyway: I'll be buying a handheld vacuum cleaner asap. I wanted one for cleaning out my car, and this ancient suction monter is much to unweidy for such a small flat. It weighs a tonne, and has an irritating habit of depositing a big pile of dust when you switch it off. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate renting.