Making do

Whilst helping Mum clean the dining room, I got to use her vacuum cleaner.
dad's very old vacuum cleaner

I remember when my parents bought this beast. It was in the early nineties, when household appliances were still made in Germany. Dad’s been ‘servicing it’ over the years: the cord has been replaced, the end of the hose has been reinforced with plastic piping, and the LED lights that used to tell you what level of suction you were using have been removed.

Mum and Dad’s make-do attitude never ceases to amaze me.