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No. 151. What would you like to remember?

The other day I bought a lawn-mower. It was an emergency purchase as the gardeners that usually look after the communal garden where I live had not turned up for three weeks. As any of you who garden will know, three weeks is a long time in a garden during May and June, and a very long time for a lawn. We have our annual garden party coming up in a week so something had to be done, and soon. We quickly established that not one of us could get our old petrol mower to start. So, although we have been told repeatedly that petrol mowers are better than electric ones, reality overruled and I ordered a new electric mower from John Lewis. It would arrive the next day they said. It did arrive the n