The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
Whenever I’m out and about I keep my eyes peeled for something to inspire a post.
I struck blog gold a few weeks ago at a big exhibition.
See if you can spot the source of my delight in this photo.
The lovely purple carpet dos catch my eye but there was something else.
It was a tech exhibition but it wasn’t a robot.
Are you any wiser now?
It’s quite simply a retro cleaning aid.
A carpet sweeper.
It’s something that may not be in fashion now. It’s cordless and simple to use. It makes no real noise or disturbance and it never runs out.
Why? How can that be?
It runs on people power. I’ve noticed this sort of cleaner a few times in such places. It’s ideal. From a health and safety point of view there’s no flex to trip people up.
It works in a power cut too.
From a subtlety point of view there’s no sound to disturb people. And it doesn’t take up lots of space or cupboards either.
It doesn’t need charging so can be used on demand.
It doesn’t use electricity either.
What’s not to like?
We have one too. It works on all surfaces.
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...