As you’ll know, from the many, many (many) emails sent out by retailers, last week was Black Friday – the one time of the year when my cynicism gives way to be desire for a bargain.
I’ve wanted a robot vacuum cleaner for ages, and the discount day gave me the perfect excuse to splurge.
Not that I needed much of an excuse – with two teenagers and a small dog in the house, there is A LOT of dirt brought in every day.
And when you add in the fact that I’m usually barefoot at home thanks to our underfloor heating (which I really wouldn’t be without), it’s fair to say that we need our ground floor vacuumed pretty much every day.
Thing is: life’s too short to be doing this, which means that for a long time I’ve just been putting up with a floor that really fails the ‘clean enough to eat off’ test.