Henry’s a right little sucker!

We had a Bertie in the cottage. A bit cumbersome, but Hubby loved him whereas I preferred the upright Dyson we’d had in the bungalow.
Yep, we were King and Queen of the Hoovers, and had one each.
We got Bertie because the existing upright couldn’t cope with all the dust and rubble of our DIY, and that’s when it all started really. The upright was OK for me as the angle was fine for my back problems. I could hoover right through the house on a daily basis though Bertie was put through his paces once or twice a week and any time we’d been working.

The Great Sort Out saw them both disposed of, and on the boat we made do with a dustpan and brush.
However, once we put the carpet down, Hubby got a small hoover from one of the discount outlets and it was ideal for what we wanted, kept the boat clean and got in all the corners where necessary. Because it was small, we could keep it in a plastic box on the bow.

That’s what we’ve been using here and it was perfectly adequate, though getting replacement bags for it was becoming an issue, and like so many other things, you pay your money but get less. It was becoming a bit of a joke that we were changing the hoover bag often, so we looked around for a bagless one.
We found several at a sensible price, but when we looked up the reviews on the internet, none were exactly ringing with praise or singing and dancing with efficiency.

With all the carpet and furnishing treatments we’ve used recently, our poor little hoover was struggling, hence Henry.

Oh god. We thought we’d kept on top of it, but the difference is amazing. There is so much suction, it’s brought the pile up on the carpet and picked up everything else besides! We are well impressed, especially as it’s a lot quieter than our previous hoover.
However, what has really pleased us is that we no longer need an extension lead to do the entire house without having to change sockets as Henry’s cable goes on forever!
Also unlike Bertie’s cable which was wrapped around the top of the machine, Henry’s is wound into his hat. Much tidier!
It would appear though that Berties are no longer available, though you can have Charles or George for wet and dry cleaning, or James, Hetty and Harry in addition to Henry and the Henry Xtra. You just gotta love their cute faces!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Henry’s a right little sucker!

  1. “Our Henry,” still a British favourite, good to see the name lives on.

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