It's them or us! Dyson Claire Sutton QVC

It’s them or us: my Dyson obsession


Addictive personality, moi? Well maybe a tad, so everyone keeps telling me, when it comes to my fascination and desire for those fabulous inventions called…VACUUM CLEANERS!

I absolutely laughed my head off on Sunday when this picture pinged through to my phone with the caption “It’s them or us!”



Let me explain: I had just taken possession and was positively drooling at the thought of opening the box and setting off with the Dyson DC44, the one most vitally needed of James Dyson’s inventions that was missing from my stash. With root cyclone technology, Dyson’s digital motor V2, 20 minutes of cordless run time plus a boost mode, 2.3 kg in my hand. “Want want want, need need need” were on repeat in my head at the mere thought of it all.

Would I like to test-drive it prior to the TSV on Thursday? Those words were barely out in the air before I feverishly snatched it (as much as one can snatch a large box!) out of Paul’s hands. I was utterly thrilled, as I had wanted one so much and tried to explain to Dan unsuccessfully that we NEEDED it. Here was my chance, the divine moment to prove it to him!

As I was working over the weekend, they took it upon themselves to open that box and use it…BEFORE me! Oh my goodness Joe, you are treading on thin ground my son!

What can I tell you that hasn’t already been so ably demonstrated on QVC? It truly is a magnificent mini beast! The edges on my stair carpet which collect muck constantly…simple nozzle on and muck was sucked into the DC44. My new drawers in my new wardrobes (six weeks in and STILL not finished…more to come later!) sawdust, dusty bits, delicately and again in a flash, gone, AND I can see in my Perspex barrel all the dust, it’s weird I know, but I love seeing that!

Transformer helmet getting dust-free!The skirting boards where Joe’s chest of drawers was going easily cleaned by him, no cables, no faffing (the child finally has somewhere for his clothes! Wicked mummy).

He then saw the genius of all the heads included in our TSV package and he was off – toys, shelves, floors…he was addicted too, like mother like son!



Joe cleaning GypsyGypsy got a clean, which is lovely, she needed it – lots of children loving and appreciating her means she was ready for a fresh up!

She has no plug point out there, you see, and with all the different heads Joe got in all the nooks and crannies….so much better and easier than a dustpan and brush!

Three and a half hour charge meant loads of cleaning was achieved.




So much so that when I went to do the boot of my car the battery was ready to recharge. Now, even if you have you have a face like this….you still get a boot like this!

Gus, the hairy culprit!

Super-clean car boot


No problems as our TSV has a special wowie car charger as a sooper dooper part of our package. I’m so happy with that, as when I wanna clean, I wanna clean!

Also, maybe it’s just me, but I don’t have time to clean the car at home. It’s always when I’m out, picking up the children from here there and everywhere, that I want to do it – a five-minute window to whip out the Dyson and clean up our filth in the car is five minutes well used, I say!

If you have the same addiction as me, stand up, proclaim it and be counted!

Claire, with love xxxx


  1. susan August 8, 2014 at 11:00 am -  Reply

    What a beauty his is Claire! Know only too well you can never keep on top of dog hairs tho lol! Hope youre having a nice summer? Hard to believe it’s august!x

  2. Jackie August 11, 2014 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    I’m eagerly awaiting my TSV – Dyson DC44 Animal – I love cleaning but am deliberately not vacuuming as I want to save some bits and dust to test it out!

  3. Claire Sharp August 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm -  Reply

    I too share the vacuum obsession. I have the previous Dyson Animal handheld (my favourite thing), a meile, an oreck and a henry – what can I say, they all do slightly different jobs!! And my dog is a standard poodle so I don’t even have dog hair as an excuse…although she is very good at bringing in all the dirt from the garden! Just finished whizzing round our lounge and every single silver birch tree seed gone (and trust me, there were thousands of the things this week from the tree at the bottom of the garden). very satisfying…

  4. Mary Morphy August 13, 2014 at 7:32 am -  Reply

    Ha ha Claire..hilarious!! I hope uou managed to keep your beloved Dyson. My soon to be 15 year old daughter has a thing about note books….she has about 5 on the go at any one time. My obsession is a kitchen aid..far too expensive for me to justify at this moment in time even with QVC’s amazing prices but the new tyres and break pads needed on my car must take priority. Instead when I go shopping I pop into the big department stores and hunt out the kitchen equipment and then gaze lovingly at all the kitchen aid mixers standing proud in magnificent colours. if no one is around I will give them a little stroke…wierd I know but maybe one day….
    What I do need now however is a device thst cleans my 17 yearolds room continuously round the clock and a fresh air spray that leaves a pleasant odour for the next 4 years!!! have a great week. Mary x

  5. Claire sutton August 18, 2014 at 9:52 am -  Reply

    Susan….doooooon’t, it’s nearly not! Aaaargh, we must savour. Gus is mooning around as he stayed with Bella, his girlfriend, last week…sad eyes…! Have a great week and take care xx

  6. Claire sutton August 18, 2014 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Claire, it must be the name!
    I’m so glad I’m not alone, and isn’t the satisfaction immense…silver birch seeds, yup, know them well!
    Happy obsession!

  7. Claire sutton August 18, 2014 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    So Jackie…how’s it going? Ours is in constant use, got to get it wall mounted now…another job for Dan’s to-do list!
    Quick hide!

  8. Claire sutton August 18, 2014 at 9:57 am -  Reply

    Oh Mary, you’re funny, styled with friends and they have those circular robot ones on timers that just scoot around and do it whilst you’re out! Awesome. The spray bit….hmmmm , one of those that squish stuff out like we have at work in the loos! I need someone to invent collapsible Wellies.
    Hope the car is sorted…brake pads…necessity!
    Lots of love xx

  9. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen watching via sky tv August 24, 2014 at 1:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi claire as we in aberdeen say fit like which means how are you.
    hope you and the family are well

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