"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, March 09, 2012

Steam cleaning

You can tell from the title that this post is going to riveting in its interestingness, can't you? Yesterday, the postman brought me this.
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.


Cro Magnon said...

Congrats on your achievement. Telly Welly Wales Weather Warner?

If all else fails re the cleaning, try a sand blaster.

Sage said...

Congrats on the achievement, no mean feat.

I thought steam cleaners, did clean.. shows how much I know lol xx

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Yale? You've been at Yale? Most impressive... Is that where they make door locks?

Jennyta said...

Thanks Cro, but I think that might be a bit drastic. :)
Thanks, Sage. It does clean actually but you need to wipe with a cloth afterwards.

YP, I have a life that you know not of. Just because I don't make a big song and dance about popping over to US every Thursday...

WendyCarole said...

Have you noticed that items demonstrated at shows never seem to do such a good job if you buy one?

Well done I am very impressed.

Shooting Parrots said...

When you get the weather job at S4C, can you fix it for sunny weekends only for Anglesey? Mrs P and co would appreciate it when the caravan season starts again shortly.

Jennyta said...

You are probably right, WendyCarole. ;)
SP, I'll do my best. Can't promise, though!

Helsie said...

I'm very impressed. From the very little I've experienced of the Welsh language it sounds very difficult to me. Strange sounds like no other and crazy spelling . I gather they don't have many vowels ????
Anyway it must be very satisfying to know that you are on your way to being bi-lingual ( hope I spelt that right !!)

Katherine said...

Cngrtulatwylwns! (That's congratulations in Welsh).

Jennyta said...

Probably not the easiest language, Helsie, but I'm enjoying it.

Diolch yn fawr, Katherine. ;)


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