Friday, October 26, 2012

Silicone For My 50th Birthday

This is what I wrote on Wednesday when I displayed my hoard of new books:
  
This birthday was was all about me. 

The celebrations were low key exactly as I wanted and the presents... each one was perfect. 


Exactly what I would have chosen myself. 




Well, I also got silicone for my birthday. 

As this was my 50th I wasn't shy in speaking up.

I wanted silicone. It's all the rage here. Everyone's been talking about how fantastic it is. 

We've had long discussions on Facebook about how it changes your life.

You can't ask just anyone for a present like this so I turned to my very good friend, S.

Thank you S - you have changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. 




My wonderful new silicone broom

Close up of the broom head

Sweeping mechanism detail

No one sent us this broom to review, S paid for it fair and square. However, a few words about how fantastic it is:

1. It sweeps up all the dust and hair without getting them all entangled in it's head.

2. You can sweep the carpet (especially useful when your 3yo has been making confetti).

3. It's not as bulky as a traditional broom so it fits further under furniture more easily.

4. The head unscrews and you just rinse it under the tap.

5. If you have ceramic floors you can throw some soapy water about and wash the floor with it.

6. No risk of breast cancer or rupture with this type of silicone. And my old bras still fit.


41 comments:

  1. You got a broom for your birthday?

    I have to say I was unimpressed with my silicon broom and went back the traditional, may have to have another go.

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    1. So far I love mine. About the broom for my birthday... I could have got another scarf/bag/face cream and then spent ten quid on a broom but I preferred to get the broom and use the scarves/bags/face creams I have.

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  2. Now that made me laugh - what a practical present :o). Very handy that stuff like hair doesn't get trapped in it! :o).

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    1. I have one more post about my perfect presents. I even had the courage to tell my cousin that I didn't want the proposed intellectual books by some eminent Rabbi about jewish philosophy and that I'd rather choose a cookbook.

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  3. I just saw one while I was out shopping yesterday. really really debated getting it. Next time...

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  4. I REALLY thought you were talking about t*ts then! Haven't seen these yet. Keep forgetting to use my electric carpet sweeper *heads off to dig it out of cupboard* Will keep my eyes and ears open!

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    1. Really, they've not come to the UK yet? I have visions of English housewives all using switches made of a cluster of twigs tied onto a pole.

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    2. Yes we are all witches over here. Cackle and it is our season at the mo x

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  5. Now this is my kind of present. Anything that helps ease the post-teatime stress.

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  6. Oh, and happy birthday! Another halfway to go!

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    1. Thanks Keith, that's how I look at it too.

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  7. I bought a broom like that at the ideal home show years back. I've never seen once since, until now, and you know what - it WAS the best broom, simply because of the ability to rinse the head and get it really clean. You can't beat a good practical present. :0)

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    1. I wonder why they never took off in the UK. Here they're starting to appear everywhere. Maybe because we all have ceramic floors and not much carpet?

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  8. Happy birthday :) What a great broom!

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  9. Oh, how funny! I thought you were either talking about boobs or facial fillers! Happy Birthday! I am only a year and a few months behind you. AND I really need fillers! :)

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    1. Nah, get a broom instead. Much more useful.

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  10. You do make me laugh.... Only a true friend could ever get away with buying me a present like that, however useful it may be! I cringe now at the memory of my little sister once buying my mum a washing up bowl for Christmas... :D She was only 7 though! I do however like the colour of your new silicone! :D

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    1. I LOLed at the picture of your sister presenting your mum with a washing up bowl. S is a true friend and I did ask for it.

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  11. Happy Birthday!! Welcome to the club.... it's starting to get nicely crowded in our little #50club!! Oh, you had me going there with your silicone, so funny! Enjoy your broom... just in time for Halloween too ;-)

    xx Jazzy

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    1. Yes hallowe'en has been mentioned. As for the club, thank you for your welcome but I actually slipped in quietly about 7 weeks ago.

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  12. Bloody marvellous broom broom.
    Where do I get one?
    Right I need to catch up on your blog to check how much I have missed your birthday by.
    Eeeek
    Liska xx

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    1. You missed it by 7 weeks but I didn't make a big deal over it. Just an introspective post the night before about being on the cusp of my 50s. And a few run up posts about changing my life. Oh, ok then, I did make a big deal over it.

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  13. I've seen them - love a gadget so I do. Are you a lakeland fan too? Can't get enough! x

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    1. I love Lakeland but I only see it once a year when we come to England.

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  14. Rach - Cheers, S xxx. For those who are reading who have a dog and no silicone broom - it's a must. More importantly, I love the comments that only a good friend would buy you one as b/day present :)

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    1. As you know, I don't do animals but that's a good point. Thank you for your comment Good Friend. :)

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  15. You mean you didn't get paid for this review! Shame on them, it's one of the mist entertaining reviews I've read :) Oh and a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY xx

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  16. Thanks Blue Sky, and yes, I should have got paid but even without I couldn't resist sharing the love.

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  17. Rachel! what can I say - very much made me smile - I love how pleased you are with your broom and I am glad your bras still fit. Obviously the perfect 50th present *adds to own list (although a have a few years to go)*

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    1. It eats my heart out that people think they need to wait until 50 to get their very own silicone broom. Gemma - be daring, get one for your 40th.

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  18. Really made me chuckle! And Happy Birthday!

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  19. I assumed it was going to be silicon bakeware...and happy birthday!

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  20. Phew.. you had me going.

    I want, I want. But not seen them here, though I shall be keeping a look out now.

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  21. According to these comments they don't seem to be readily available in the UK. I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

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  22. That's precisely the sort of present I covet on my birthdays. But I had to settle for a non-silocone Miele from my husband!

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    1. A washing machine!? Now that's true love.

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