All articles tagged as: highland life

Husqvarna Automower Challenge - 1 week on

For a bit of background on this see my first post on this. But, in summary, I am a participant in the automower challenge. A week away I've been away for the last week, with Little Shop of Horrors and Audrey II (who the Automower would be no match for I'm sure ;)) Rather unusually for the North of Scotland we've had some really good weather lately (the high today was 26ºC) and a little rainfall earlier in the week - so the grass has grown well. Automower Connect Or, keeping in touch with my lawnmower (there's a sentence I never thought I'd type!) Because the Automower is new, and I was concern…

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Estate Agents...

Probably second only to used car salesmen in the list of professions I can't really abide dealing with on a regular basis. I've never reviewed an Estate Agent, nor really had the need to compare them, so I present my own experiences below in the hope that it helps others. I eventually settled on Rettie in Newton Mearns – see how we got on here Selling Houses Having recently relocated far north to the Scottish Highlands we're left with that daunting challenge ... selling the house in Glasgow. In my area there are a few agents that pop up more than others; Nicol Estate Agents, Rettie and Co, an…

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Husqvarna Automower Challenge - Day 1

For a bit of background on this see my first post on this. But, in summary, I am a participant in the automower challenge. Day 1 It's here! Many of the other participants have posted 'unboxing' videos or reviews. Mine was professionally installed by Chris of MacGregor Groundcare, so he unboxed it... therefore I have this... There, Done. First Impressions First impressions of the physical unit are very positive. The 450X Automower® is well designed and feels robust, as does the charging station (which is good, as it does ram it at a reasonable speed regularly!) One minor irritation in the des…

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Husqvarna Automower Challenge - Day 0

I'm not a gardener, nor do I pretend to be, but I do like cool technology and when I saw the Husqvarna Automower® I was intrigued. When they accepted me to take part in the automower challenge I was somewhat surprised; I guess I'm not the normal target market for these things but what is, effectively, a grass-cutting robot is right up my street. Day 0 I can't really call this Day 1, as I don't have the Automower® yet. Today someone from my local Husqvarna dealer, MacGregor Groundcare, came out to survey 'my garden' (and entertain the dog!), which I expect was selected as one of the larger spa…

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