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.