Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Learning to ride a bike

I've been struggling a lot with my blog lately.  I've got about ten posts in draft but I can't seem to finish one.  I feel a bit envious of bloggers who appear to find it easy to write and manage to get posts published every day.  I've thought about giving up because it's just something else to add to my seemingly never ending list of things to do.

Then today, something happened that made me want to write.  Ethan, my 5 year old, rode his bike for the first time.  He can only go in a straight line, and can't stop without falling off, but he rode it.

It reminded me that I originally started my blog as a diary of their childhood.  Something to remind me of these stressful, tiring and utterly amazing days of them learning and growing.

I'm joining in with this weeks #CountryKids post over on Coombe Mill

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Monday, 29 July 2013

AEG UltraCaptic - The Final Review

I have been using the UltraCaptic for a few weeks now and I feel that I've put it through its paces so it's time to give an update on how we're getting on.  To cut a long story short AEG promises powerful multi cyclonic suction and easier emptying and that is exactly what I got.

The digital display makes it easy to see the power level and it's really easy to increase, or decrease, the suction depending on the floor type.  There are five power levels to choose from, and the suction is incredible, even on low power.  I had to turn it right down on a few of my carpets as it was threatening to suck them right up!

The telescopic handle makes cleaning those hard to reach areas much easier (especially for a vertically challenged person such as myself). 

I can finally reach into the top corners without using a chair!

It comes with three different nozzles: the AeroPro Silent nozzle, which really does reduce noise levels, a Turbo nozzle making pet hairs easy to pick up, and a Parketto nozzle which is great for hard floors. There is also a brilliantly designed 3-in-1 tool featuring a brush, crevice nozzle and an upholstery nozzle (I found out what it was called!) all in one little tool. The AeroPro Silent nozzle has side brushes which clean right up to the skirting boards, reducing the need to use the crevice nozzle and, more importantly, reducing my cleaning time, which is really what most of us are after.

The AeroPro Ergo handle made it very easy to handle and I was able to push it around with a lot less effort than an ordinary vacuum cleaner.  It is very easy to maneuver and glides around on its soft wheels. You can also store it vertically or horizontally as there are parking clips on the side and back of the cleaner.The HEPA 13allergy filtration makes it great for anyone suffering from an allergy and this filter is removable and washable
Parked horizontally
Parked vertically

Hygienic Hepa Filter is great for allergy sufferers and it cleans the air

The compact body means it fits into small places and I found it really easy to clean my car after our trip away.  Three children in the back of a car for three hours meant there was one big mess!

It fits perfectly in the back of my car

I wanted to see how quickly I could whizz around my house changing between different floor surfaces such as carpet, lino, tiles and laminate flooring.  I was amazed when I maned to do the whole house in 15 minutes, saving me at least 10 minutes on my normal cleaning time.  The AeroPro Silent nozzle managed to clean right up to the skirting boards and got into the corners so there was no need to keep changing the nozzle like I normally do which saved me loads of time.  The flexible nozzle was able to lie quite flat so I was about to clean under furniture easily.

I actually worked out that I can do the laminate floors downstairs in less that five minutes, making it perfect for running around quickly before guests arrive.

I did get my oldest son to help out with his room and here is what he thought.

His room is quite small and he has to get under his mid sleeper but the UltraCaptic did a brilliant job, even if it was a bit too powerful for him.  Maybe I should have turned it down a bit.

What is really great is that I am finally able to clean when the children are in bed thanks to the AeroPro Silent nozzle.  This is definitely needed as what is the oint in cleaning when the children are still awake?  Within 10 minutes I would have to do it all over again.

What I love about it is the Compact and Go system.  Emptying the vacuum cleaner is a bit like putting petrol in the car for me.  It's something that has to be done but I will leave it until the very last minute to do.  It's boring and tedious and to be honest, I wish that someone else would do it for me.  But that was before I had the UltraCaptic.  It's so easy to do and a bit gadgety (I don't think that's even a word) and that it makes me want to have a go.  Though I have shown hubby how to do it for when the novelty wears off.

Here is how it's done....

So that's it really.  I love the design.  It has fantastic suction.  I get my vacuum cleaning done much faster than normal.  It has every gadget that I could possibly need.  I couldn't really ask for more.  Thanks AEG.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

A superstar in the making

I'm struggling to write anything tonight.  We had an amazing day at a wedding yesterday (hence my hasty post that I didn't even manage to link up as I couldn't do it from my phone), and I'm struggling to stay awake today let alone write coherently.  There was one special moment yesterday, and no it's not the first kiss, or the cutting of the cake.  It's the moment my amazing little four year old took to the stage (bale of hay) and sang to his audience.  I don't think there was a dry eye in the house (garden).

Excuse my video; it's not the best quality, but I just love how much he is enjoying it.  He can be the type to take the back seat at times, especially when his older brother is around, but when it comes to performing he's straight up there.

You should have seen his breakdancing later in the night.  I wish I had moves like him!