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Time to kick my plans for a lawn mowing robot into the long grass

Lifestyle robots are the 'in' thing, so I have just bought myself one.

I call her Annie and programmed her to mow the lawn, cut the hedge and make the coffee, when required.

I was resting on the sofa planning dusting and cleaning duties for my robot when my shoulder was shaken ever so gently.

"Is that you, Annie?" I asked.

I looked up to discover that the hand doing the shaking belonged to my wife.

"I must be dreaming," I declared. "I hope you're dreaming," she replied.

I need hardly tell you that it's still me sitting on the mower when the grass gets long. And my wife making the coffee.

Robots are just for dreaming about.

Belfast Telegraph