Monday, 23 August 2010
How to teach
'...and so that's why I would never recommend thinking of two things in succession without having a lay down in first.' said Annie, 'Now who wants more trifle?'
A herd of little hooves shot into the air and Annie ladled out further, extra large, helpings of strawberry, raspbleberry and mint trifle.
'Right,' said Annie,'by the way you don't have to have a sleepy Pengiming in the trifle bowl, but if you do it won't in any way impair the flavour.'
At this point Geraldine gave a gentle wave of one of her feet and Annie took the opportunity to stick a strawberry on the end of her beak.
'Sooooooooooo,' she continued,'so far we've talked about why the world can be proved to be cake shaped and why it's never a good idea to get out of bed before 11 o'clock in the morning, which means there's just time for me to tell you about why trees secretly want to turn pink with spots on and then after that we'll all have time for one more nap.....and then get on with escaping!'
And Camille's little students (or at least those who were awake) waved their little tails in excitement.
And everyone was happy....which was more than could be said for certain others...