Off I went to Comet to replace the iron. Now - Posselq's iron was probably purchased by a man. I say that because it's a "Bosch". I know Bosch as a brand of manly tools like drills and hedge cutters and the like - not really known for making domestic appliances that would please a Goddess such as I.
I have to say that the Bosch iron never really did the job to my standards (army trained!). I wouldn't want to cut the grass with anything made by Braun, and I'm sure that a Philips Iron will be better than a Bosch one - it just kind of makes sense to me.
Update - have just ironed a quilt cover with the new Philips Iron - and it has done the job a treat!!!
Oh For goodness sake - will somebody please pour me a very large gin :)