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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 3rd July, 2022)

Robot mower

Robot mower
Robot lawn mower at Albert’s, Standish.

The van behind, a Type H Citroen, last registered, according to the plate, in the Oise Department north of Paris, is called ‘Albert’s Van’, and has a notice next to it advertising fries and burgers - though I’ve yet to see it in use.

Photo: David Long  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Mick on 3rd July 2022 at 06:27

Front wheel fell off it Rev.

Comment by: Pw on 3rd July 2022 at 06:32

The garden looks scruffy and the lawn looks a mess,needs a gardener instead of a robot.

Comment by: Poet on 3rd July 2022 at 08:51

Bring back the well oiled purr of the mechanical mower that sounded like someone snoozing gently in a deckchair .

Comment by: Syd Smith on 3rd July 2022 at 08:53

I was told that somebody is going around and offering to used this silly mower to cut the grass for free.
And they are hoping that, these prosecco drinking women who see it in action will order one to use on their gardens as a novelty act when they have friends around barbecuing.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd July 2022 at 09:50

We saw one of these 'mowers' in action, clever but I think they are a bit of a novelty.
Must take a while to cut a grass area that big....yes Pw, that flowerbed needs seeing to, how long would it take to tidy it up ?

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 3rd July 2022 at 10:21

The wheel is off Mick, probably to prevent the van from getting nicked. Ask them next time you're in.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd July 2022 at 11:06

Not the van, the lawnmower.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd July 2022 at 11:16

”For a ha’porth of tar the ship was lost”… what a waste. The garden would be a beautiful backdrop with some professional attention. There’s loads of gardeners about these days it’s a thriving business.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd July 2022 at 12:57

That garden was done by a wigan world member.

Comment by: Joe Maplin on 3rd July 2022 at 15:42

Not strictly true that Mick
The turf was supplied I believe by a member,but is not maintained by them.Does your bike supplier come round and pump your tyres up from time to time?

Comment by: Pw on 3rd July 2022 at 15:46

Looks like a bit of top soil dumped over building rubble and turfed.

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd July 2022 at 21:15

It'll be okay until the day when someone mistakes the robot mower for the robot vacuum and sets it to go on the deep pile Saxony carpet.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd July 2022 at 23:18

It would be handy if they could make one of them theer mowers fer cutting toe nails.
Why is it that your average adult male is incapable of cutting his own toe nails without having a fully trained first aider on standby complete with bandages and blood transfusions?

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd July 2022 at 23:54

Just wait a while Dtease your prayers may be answered. Oz will come up with an idea, he’s probably having a lightbulb moment this very minute.
It’s probably something attached to some old pram wheels and powered by the wind blowing down the chimney of his shelter.
There’ll be an old grinder on the end of a clamp rescued from a car boot sale. Just bide your time…..but mind you don’t grind more than your toenails off…

Comment by: . Ozy . on 3rd July 2022 at 23:58

I’m considering selling my toenails to a company that manufactures bullet proof vests actually.

It’s probably an age related thing , but I find I struggle to get through the damn things even with an angle grinder just lately.

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