The strimmer is playing up badly the starter cord keeps breaking through the plastic pulley of the starting mechanism. After several home repairs and a couple of trips to the repair shop it is getting more than a little frustrating.
It is on such a trip to the repair centre that we begin to look into the purchase of a grass cutter. Mrs. Gravy is quite taken with a ride on tractor type machine with all the electronic features you could imagine. At over 2000 € it is beyond us at the moment and so we settle for a more reasonable McCullouch machine which has the features we really need.