Our neighbours at the end of the garden (the ones with all the sheds) have just bought themselves a new toy.
We saw their gardener and his glamorous female assistant on Sunday laying a trail of something or other all along their side of our boundary ditch and were intrigued, wondering what was going on. P took a quick, nosey look when they had gone but said that he couldn't see anything much.
The next day he noticed a large grey box moving up and down their garden all by itself. Out came the binoculars then a quick recce down to the ditch boundary to have another nosey look.
It seems they have invested in a robot lawn mower. It moves up, down and all around the garden until it reaches the sensor at the boundary then turns and whizzes off in a seemingly random direction.
It keeps going all day and all night, just occasionally popping into its little recharging hut for a while before whizzing off again.
Sitting on our sofa at night we can see the twin beams of its little headlights zooming towards us before swerving off again.
It is providing us with hours of entertainment.
We are laying bets on how long it will last before breaking down.
Are you sure there isn't a little man inside it controlling things!?ReplyDelete
He would have to be very small. He's not a very good driver either!Delete
Does it make a noise? I would also like to put a bet down. Four days - assuming constant use. What a dumb idea.ReplyDelete
I don't know about the noise as I can't hear much. P googled it and reckons that model must have cost around £3000. Hope it lasts longer than a few days at that price!Delete
Shedman sounds like he's got a few Bob. Does the glamorous female assistant look like Debbie McGee or Frances Tophill?ReplyDelete
Couldn't tell under the woolly hat and fleece. She was quite small though.Delete
My sister has a Roomba (one of the robot vacuums) and I have always been amazed at how it knows how to come out of its recharge station, vacuum the whole house and then return to its recharge station all on its own. Of course it has been programmed but still... I find it very entertaining.ReplyDelete
Hours of fun. Better than watching TV!Delete
It's the last thing you'd want if you aren't allowed out and are wondering what to do.ReplyDelete
Ah well. They are mere youngsters so are not confined to base.Delete
I was staying with a friend one day last year. The houses there have gardens measured in acres. A neighbour had one of the robot grass cutters. I was fascinated by it as I was walking in their communal woodlands behind the houses. What struck me though was the totally random lines of cut and uncut grass. My tidy mind rebelled.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean. Our neighbour's garden must be around an acre and is very boggy for the most part. Robbo as we now call him seems to just move around at random so the lines are all over the place. Worse than the wobbly lines that P leaves on our ride-on mower!Delete