It's a steam cleaner and I bought it so that it would magically restore every bit of the house to its original pristine condition, having been cunningly seduced into the belief that no home is complete without one.
So far, I've used it on the hard floors - good,
and the grubby bits on the arms of the sofa and on the pouffe - not much difference, but I am hoping that with a squirt of 'One thousand and one' that result will be improved.
"It doesn't really clean," said someone I was talking to about it the other day, "but it freshens things up."
Why would you want it if it doesn't clean? I asked myself, but I had already ordered it by then.
Anyway, we will see. I suspect the greatest challenge will be for me to be motivated enough to actually use it!
Well, cleaning is not the most fascinating way of passing one's time, is it?
On a more interesting note (for me, anyway), I have been sent my first certificate for my Welsh course. My first ten weeks have earned me 2 credits at level one. It's a start. I'll be the new weather girl on S4C before you know it.