When Gaz and I first got together, just seven years ago, my Valentines Day was very much about chocolate, flowers, a lavish meal out followed by a cosy meal in. Fast forward seven years and neither of us remembered to buy so much as a card, there wasn’t a flower in sight and although we did go wild with steak and chips, it’s hard to enjoy a meal when you have four children clambering all over you or shouting you to wipe their bottom!
So it’s fair to say my Valentines Day didn’t go too well…..until my special Valentines Gift was delivered that is.
Paired with my blogging BFF, the lovely Laura at Dear Bear & Beany, I was so excited to take part in the AO Valentines Gift Challenge and send each other something wonderful as an appreciation of our friendship. For those of you who don’t know Laura, she is just the best, and I genuinely don’t know how I would survive without her. And so in that way, I wanted to send her something special.
It’s a sure sign of getting old when you know that the only thing a girl really wants for Valentines Day is a new vacuum cleaner and I knew that Laura would love the AEG Power Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. As a Mum of two young girls I thought it would come in useful for her whizzing around doing the housework, and thankfully I chose right! You can read how much she loves it here.
The best thing about mine and Laura’s friendship is that we are totally on the same wavelength and so when my gift showed up, the Dyson V7 Trigger Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, I should have guessed that we would have chosen similar!
I’ve had my eye on the Dyson V7 Trigger for a long time now, lusting after the ultra-powerful, portable, hand held vacuum cleaner. With a maximum charge time of 3.5 hours, and a run time of 30 minutes, it gives plenty of time to get cleaning.
The Dyson V7 Trigger has a 0.54 litre dust capacity and weighing 1.7kg it’s far easier to manoeuvre than most full sized vacuum cleaners.
With being cordless, hand held and portable, it’s great for vacuuming the stairs. Given that I once ended up in A&E having my head glued back together after a vacuuming incident on my stairs, the Dyson Handheld is a foolproof, and safer, way for someone as clumsy as me!!
With a handy crevice tool it’s perfect for cleaning narrow gaps and tight corners as well as being super handy for cleaning the car. I used to dread vacuuming the car but now I can just whip this out and clean up any crumbs or muddy footprints!
It also comes with an upholstery tool that is specially designed to keep your furniture spotless. Despite me telling them other wise, the children insist on eating on the couch and, every time I have to lug out the main vacuum cleaner from under the stairs, I silently rage about it. With the Dyson Handheld I can literally pick it up and put it down ten times a day if necessary – which often it is!
For small cleaning jobs around the home I really can’t recommend the Dyson D7 Trigger enough. It’s portable, easy to use, extremely powerful and so convenient!
I have to tell you, given the choice of romance and flowers or a Dyson D7 Trigger, the Dyson wins every time!!
** Update – Several weeks after I reviewed the V7 Trigger, Dyson released their newest cordless 2-in-1 vacuum, the Dyson V10. I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on it yet, but it looks great! This review has a ton of information on the new Dyson V10.
** We were sent this item for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own **