My favourite views in Somerset

I recently got approached by Vileda. They wanted to tell me about the Windomatic – a very cool little gadget to help you clean windows.

Now, you might think that cleaning windows is actually pretty dull but you’d be WRONG. This is a perfect example of why I love blogging, and life generally to be honest, because anything can be turned into something fun if you put your mind to it. (Except maybe really horrendous things, like severe food poisoning.)

So first up I’m going to tell you a bit about the Windomatic as it is genuinely very cool and normally I’m rubbish at cleaning my windows. Then I’m going to show you a video I made all about my favourite views in Somerset. Because ultimately we don’t clean our windows because we have some kind of deep respect for the glass, we do it so we can look through the window at the view, without just seeing grubby fingerprints and smears, and feeling generally ashamed of our housekeeping skills.

So stay tuned. It’s going to be awesome.

First up then, the Windomatic. To set the scene, it’s essentially like one of those hand held vacuum cleaners, only wet. With me so far?

You charge it up and when you’re ready to clean your windows you just start as normal – warm water or spray or whatever you might use. Then instead of using a squeegee (never written that word before, very cool) or a bit of old newspaper, you use the Windomatic. It has a squeegee end (still a funny word), but at the same time it sucks excess water or cleaning products up, leaving your windows dry and streak free.

Vileda Windomatic

I had a little go to show you. I will say straight up that it is HARD to take a picture that shows how dirty a window is, but hopefully you get the idea. The second one is a bit of a horror and I considered leaving it out, but I thought it was a good one for anyone who has ever questioned my blog name. I may look glamorous and super together on the surface (ha!) but my corners are grubby.* 

Vileda Windomatic

Vileda Windomatic

*looks around awkwardly*


It’s totally fine, because now I’ve given them all a good clean. (And by ‘all’, I mean one window, for photography purposes.) The Windomatic really was ace, and you can see that I have a much nicer view from my window now. Although judging from the colour of the water I could probably do with cleaning them just a little more often.

Vileda Windomatic

Vileda Windomatic

My favourite views in Somerset

Now onto my video. I’m really keen to do more videos, partly so that I can call myself a vlogger and hang out with the cool kids, but also because I think it’s just nice. You get to see my face (lucky you!) and get to know me a bit better, and I get to waffle on about things without having to be sat down at a desk.

In this video I wanted to give you a little bit of insight into why Somerset is so important to me, and to share some of my favourite views. There’s a wealth of stunning scenery in Somerset – think Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge – but I wanted to share some less obvious views with you. These places are special to me because they have a personal connection, so please do watch it and let me know what you think and whether you’d like me to do more things like this.

Bee says that in videos I have a particular way of looking that she calls my ‘explaining face’. (Here’s the LINK in case you can’t see the video for any reason.)

What’s your favourite view, in Somerset or anywhere else? 

Produced in association with Vileda. All opinions my own.

*(Look away now Lucy. You won’t like it.)


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