( I can't believe I still know the words to this, it has to be at least thirty years old!) Anyway moving along.... I did the "shake" and left the vac bit till this morning. I carried the hoover in and plugged it all in and bugger me the bloody thing would not suck. I, OK Ascander, opened the sucky bit up and there we found the contents of the garden...Looks like the housemaid has been hoovering outside. Sigh!