I am feeling just a tiny, tiny bit smug today. As I watch oil and energy prices soar. And I revel in my new lawnmower.
The old flymo blew up a few weeks ago. We have a small lawn. I thought “Who needs electricity?”. “Who needs petrol?”. So I sought out a push mower.
Brill, I discovered, is the Rolls Royce of push lawn mowers.
Mine is simple and elegant. It’s well engineered and very well made. It packs up small. Cuts like a dream. Will last for ever (or so they say).
It uses no fuel. And it’s good exercise. Lord knows I need it.
I sincerely hope Brill practices low energy manufacturing. I wonder where they get the steel?
It’s made in Germany. So I guess it cost something in fuel and carbon terms to get it here. That troubles me.
Now there’s an opportunity. 25 million UK households. I wonder how many have a lawn?