Just back from a lovely holiday in beautiful Croatia, which is thoroughly recommended for its sunshine, friendly people, and the clearest sea you'll find anywhere.

Normally, I'd have to get straight out into the garden to cut the overgrown grass but this time it's different. 

While I've been lying on a hot beach and sipping cold beer, Mow Farah, the magnificent robot lawnmower, has been working away back home.

Manufactured at Newton Aycliffe by Husqvarna, and supplied by Sam Turner and Sons Ltd, the automower is quite simply the best friend I've ever had.

Now, what shall I do with those three hours it would have taken me to get the lawn back in shape?