Monthly Archives: January 2005


Rules of Slam Equipment: Football. can be anything from a 10p rubber ball to a proper caser – which will get knackered – best is a fly-away plastic ball, red is best. Wall. Game: Take turns to kick the ball against the wall – if you miss, you’ve lost. Think there’s a supremely addictive computer […]

logic failure in folk tales

I’ve been worrying about what some fairy stories are teaching our young. In particular wildly inaccurate versions of the food chain, where they seem to suggest that any animal will consume a smaller one. The old woman who swallowed a fly is a case in point, the fly seems to be an accident – I […]