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Beko in the Papers!
« on: November 15, 2019, 12:03:41 AM »
The other week, a reporter bloke from a news agency emailed me asking if I would do a story. The soft of filler story that hides a slow news week.

One thing led to another and I did a telephone interview last thursday lunchtime in the car, which went well, and the resultant article isn't too far off what I said either

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7685233/Man-obsessed-vacuum-cleaners-spends-25-years-building-100-strong-collection.html

They also did a video which I prefer! Shows the collection nicely too


When the photographer came round, it was a horrible dark rainy day. After being sent to 'my road' in the centre of oxford, he arrives 35 minutes later. I had my filming lights out as it was dark, and I was taking photographs. He came in and beamed into a smile and said in all the years he's been doing this gig, he's never showed up to someone with studio lights in their front room!

It was more natural for me on the video too. Despite him constantly saying Hoover, I stuck to the script and said Vacuum Cleaner, had a little rant, a little wander into the side of my mind and the shots he took are beautiful!

I chose the vacs carefully (and instantaneously too):

Dyson V11
My once mint but now ruddy faded Dyson DC01 Breakthrough
Mr Tayyab's Hoover Junior Dirtsearcher which he has never seen yet (it looks alot less faded in the video though I'm afraid...)
Hoover 875

All recognisable for the masses, with enough eye candy for us collectors. Speaking of pics...

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Re: Beko in the Papers!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 12:06:46 AM »
I then had a brainwave about an hour before he came and got all the polished up ones together and gave them a good going over with Black Hole to shine them back up

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Took me sodding ages to get them all down from the loft, and ages to put them back up. Probably 60 came from the loft, a good 10 aren't actually mine at all  :underchair: and a few from the shed! Friday nigth at about 9.30 I really toyed with unboxing the 8 that are in deep storage, but all the boxes have outer wrap on and their all perfectly placed back into their packaging and no...

So the Concept One became 'my favourite vacuum' for the night, rather than the Hoover Galaxy which actually is... ah well, I do love the Concept One anyway, I might refurbish it soon, have a job for it to do...
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Re: Beko in the Papers!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 03:09:38 PM »
We have a sleb in our midst! Will you be on Big Brother soon or eating insects in the jungle?

Its a good article.  :thumbsup:

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