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Dyson DC24 All Floors Vacuum with Ball Technology & Accessories Hi everyone.

I know it's a bit nerdy to get all excited over a vaccuum cleaner but WOW the Dyson DC24 is just perfect for my needs! I had presented it twice on QVC and decided I just had to have one. It's lived up to all my expectations and more!

Years ago my best friend, Mandy, bought a Dyson when they were pretty new on the market. She rang me up out of the blue and told me to get the kettle on. I did as instructed and minutes later she showed up on my doorstep with her Dyson and told me I had to use it, it was unbelievable, and she'd collect it later.

I tried it, I loved it, I saved up and I bought one for myself as I was so impressed! It lasted several years and when it did finally come time to part company with it I tried another brand. A great brand and a great machine.

Even though it did a great job I was still having to buy bags and filters for it and it didn't have the on-board capabilities of a Dyson so I thought I'd give the new Dyson a go. It's nice that with QVC you can try something in the knowledge that you're backed by the 30-day money back guarantee. Plus, because the Dyson is over 4kg in weight QVC will collect if you decide it's not for you.

Ok, so why have I loved it so much? It's so lightweight and compact, it can fit neatly just about anywhere. The filters are lifetime filters, just wash them out under the tap. There are no bags to buy so no further expense. The deal QVC does is brilliant for the machine itself (check for yourself and see) but QVC have a unique offer which includes an accessory kit which would be £20 on its own too!! Brilliant! It almost seems like a Today's Special Value to me!

The best thing of all, though, is the power it has to get to all the deep-down muck and cat hairs! I had read the glowing reviews (masses of five-star customer reviews on our website) and many had vaccuumed with their old vac and then gone over again with the new Dyson so I did the same. You should have seen me..I was so amazed at how much pet hair had been left behind by the old vac! Every home ought to have one of these, I'm serious. It's fantastic and it suits my needs just perfectly.

If you are around on Saturday 14th November we will be presenting a whole Dyson hour at 4pm and another at 10pm. We will be featuring Easy Payments so it's a great time to give it a try. Please call in to the show (or text) if you are Dyson devotee like me! Feel free to leave your comments below, too. I'd love to hear from you.

Right, gonna finish my cup of coffee, Dyson my home and then off to Mandy's house with the new model to knock her socks off this time!

Love, Catherine x


  1. Julie November 12, 2009 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Glad you like Wales but have to admit have not heard of the places you mentioned. Are they in North Wales? It’s also nice to know Male Voice Choirs are still very much alive, you’ll have to keep us posted on that! Wales is also a great place to walk dogs, unfortunately since my last message to you our dog has been rather ill.I’m pleased to say she’s better now but still keeping an eye on her! I hope you manage to master the Welsh language especially the “LL” and “FF”!!
    Take Care
    Julie x

  2. Julie November 14, 2009 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    I have to say I always get problems when writing on your blog. I don’t get any problems when writing on the other presenters. I tried yet again to comment on your visit to Wales. Hope your cat is well-my dog has been really ill since my last message-the one that actually appeared.
    Hope this situation can be resolved.
    Julie xx

  3. eric November 16, 2009 at 7:45 pm -  Reply

    hi catherine, i was watching your show this evening and just happened to switch on as you were trying on a brunette wig, and you were considering changing to that colour, please please catherine dont switch from your beautiful,classy and really sexy blond look, always love your show
    eric vanheusen

  4. Catherine Huntley November 18, 2009 at 11:31 am -  Reply

    Hi Eric,
    Well, thank you! I used to ask Father Christmas for blonde hair when I was but a slip of a girl so I do think it will be the colour I now stick with…plus it hides those sneaky little greys that are trying to creep into my life!
    Catherine x

  5. Catherine Huntley November 18, 2009 at 3:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julie,
    I’m really sorry to hear you’ve been having problems writing on my blog…not sure what’s happened there. Unless it’s because you have replied on the page of my ‘Dyson’ blog and not on the ‘Clogau’ one and so you haven’t seen your message go up if you’ve looked on the Clogau one…if that makes sense. Hope so!
    I’m also very sad to hear about your dog. Give her a big but gentle hug from me and have one for yourself, too. Lots of TLC.
    The places I mentioned in my Clogau blog are in West Wales and well worth a visit or, at least, a google. As I look out of my window I see a busy road and a very built up area but my soul just cries out for the beautiful, spacious, natural & unspoilt scenery that surrounds Steve’s family home.
    Oh by the way I have indeed mastered FF and LL, I am pleased to say! I just need to be with people who are speaking Welsh to pick it up properly. More Welsh holidays, methinks!
    Please write in again to let me know you have seen your comment online and that you have seen my reply. I’d hate for you to think you had been ignored.
    Lots of love to you & yours,
    Catherine x

  6. Julie November 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    I have just seen your message, thanks for that.I didn’t think you would ignore me especially coming from Wales!!
    Unfortunately my Dog still not well. I think it will be a visit to the Vet shortly, I have to admit it’s very tiring both mentally and physically caring for her. You can’t be with them 24/7 can you?
    Read your blog about your son considering Glamorgan Uni. My Daughter studied Law there. My in-laws live a short walk from the Law school. My memory of Pontypridd is learning to drive there-which I hated!!
    Hope to speak soon
    Julie xx

  7. Catherine Huntley November 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    Oh Julie, I really am sorry about your poor dog. Sending lots of love your way and hers.
    It really is a small world, isn’t it? Did your daughter enjoy her time at Glamorgan? She sounds a clever one studying law. How handy the in-laws live so close.
    I do wish you tons of love and thanks for writing back,
    Love Catherine x

  8. Julie November 19, 2009 at 6:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Thanks for your prompt reply. Yes my Daughter is very bright and fortunately doesn’t have to work hard to achieve things. She enjoyed her time at Uni but only living 30-40 minutes away she commuted everyday. I have to say (without being biased) obviously it depends what you’re son’s studying but Cardiff is a very good uni-it has a very good reputation and a good social life too!!My Nephew loves it there.
    Not much going right at the moment for us with the dog and it’s also the anniversary of losing my Mother to Cancer. Surely it can only get better-let’s hope!
    Hope you’re keeping well and will “speak” soon
    Julie xx

  9. Catherine Huntley November 19, 2009 at 7:09 pm -  Reply

    Dear Julie,
    I’m so sorry about your mum. It’s strange how time makes the pain less intense and hopeless but anniversaries tend to bring everything all back. I hope you can think of as many things as possible about your mum that made you smile while she was here with you. That’s what I do when I think about my late father..I remember funny things he did and I read through articles he wrote. He really enjoyed writing and had a few pieces published. I’m sure your mum would be smiling if she knew you were too by thinking of her.
    It sounds like your daughter is like my two in terms of having ability. It can be a problem in a way, though. They don’t need to try hard in order to get to ‘satisfactory’ and so I often think they are a bit laid back when they could push much further. Having said that they are both getting much more serious about their work now.
    My son is hoping to study creative writing at Uni. Thanks for the tip on Cardiff. It’s a lovely lively place, isn’t it?
    I’d better dash off now as I need to get my warpaint on for tonight’s launch of designer day!
    My heart goes out to you & your family today,
    Lots of love,
    Catherine x

  10. Julie November 20, 2009 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Thank you for those words yesterday-very kind of you. I think this year is worse as it hasn’t been a very good year for us as a family. It would have been nice just to pick the phone up for advice etc. I’ve just bought a plant in her memory which will flower in January and February which I thought would be nice as mine and my daughter’s Birthday’s are January and my Mother’s February. It’s also Pancreatic Cancer awareness week which is the Cancer she passed with.
    I agree totally about our children. My daughter didn’t revise for her GCSE’s (but gained 11) and decided 3 weeks before her A Levels she’s chosen the wrong subjects so didn’t put her heart into it (but gained 3)
    Also agree about Cardiff-very lively especially match days-ask Steve’s family!! Who I’m very impressed with by the way.
    Thanks once again for caring, may I say you sound so genuine. Keep up the good work, take care, Pob Hwyl!!
    Julie xx

  11. Catherine Huntley November 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm -  Reply

    Anwyl Julie,
    I think your idea of a plant as a living tribute to your mother is such a beautiful idea. So positive and symbolic. Just by mentioning Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week on here you have helped to further raise awareness so, again, it is a positive and fitting tribute to your mum that you are helping people to be aware and to remember to keep thinking of ways to help the cancer charities with their research work so we can keep on fighting to beat this disease one day. You mentioned about feeling like you wanted to just pick up the phone for advice..maybe it’s worth asking your doctor or local library (or even googling) for information about support lines or groups. I’m sure there must be a lot of support for families out there. Cruse bereavement charity may be worth a look.
    Louise Hay is one of my favourite authors and one of the things she says is ‘you’re always doing better than you think you are’. Try to ponder on that and know that you are incredibly strong, stronger than you even know. Maybe one day you could make a scrapbook of memories with your daughter in celebration of your mother’s life jotting down things you remember that made you happy and posting them next to her photos? It could be therapeutic.
    Gosh, I’ve just seen how much I’ve written. Hope you don’t mind.
    I’m sending you big hugs right now,
    Love Catherine x

  12. Julie November 20, 2009 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    Annwyl Catherine
    Diolch yn fawr for your advice. I have had some counselling this year but not directly because of my Mother but because of a serious car accident I had this year.
    Of course I don’t mind how much you’ve written, it’s nice to communicate with someone like yourself.
    Am very impressed with your knowledge of the language, at this rate you’ll be better than me!
    Take care
    Julie xx

  13. Catherine Huntley November 22, 2009 at 9:29 am -  Reply

    Hi Julie,
    Wow, you’ve really been through it, cariad. I can’t begin to imagine how hard it’s been. I think you are certainly due a good year so maybe 2010 really will be a fresh turning point. I really hope so.
    Stay positive as much as possible and busy your mind as much as possible..just my advice from my own experience of overcoming difficulties. If you have the opportunity start a new hobby. I find that learning new things or taking on a challenge and doing well at it is a real confidence boost.
    Take care lovely Julie,
    Love Catherine x
    PS I just noticed I spelt annwyl wrong..oops! 🙂

  14. Julie November 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    Annwyl Catherine
    Thanks for your kind words yet again. I’m only in work 3 days this week then off for 10 days so hopefully will have time to relax. The accident was only 1 thing which went wrong this year, although it was quite serious. I was unable to walk for 3-4 months and only just gone back to work and still under going physio-so please 2010 can only get better!
    Will speak soon, ieuchyd da with hugs and cwtches,
    Julie xx

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