Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

A friend took one look at the state of his over­grown lawn, felt the heat and hu­mid­ity, and in­stead of push­ing his mower de­cided to go to the gym in­stead. Of course the Sea­son of The Mower is now in full roar. Ac­tu­ally Co­conut quite ap­proves of this sym­phony of en­gines, see­ing as he lives in a board­ing house and never has to do any mow­ing, heaven for­bid. But, be­ing the in­ven­tive type, es­pe­cially af­ter a few malts, he has come up with a se­cret in­ven­tion which would please sub­ur­ban joes ev­ery­where — the self-driven mower. Why not? There are ro­bots for lots of other things. And whack a fourstroke in it so it’s qui­eter. It’s se­cret, though, so keep this to your­self please. This, and the need for a su­per fast coffee ma­chine are what’s hold­ing the planet back. po­si­tion or oc­cu­pa­tion: or hav­ing con­cluded one’s work­ing or pro­fes­sional ca­reer. One lo­cal just re­tired said he was in­spired. This is such a laid back place, noted a vis­i­tor who was talk­ing to the lo­cal. “Do you even like it when it’s hot?” “Oh yes, it’s quiet. No­body around, plenty of car parks and no park­ing me­ters,” the lo­cal said. The vis­i­tor stood in awe: “No park­ing me­ters?”

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