"So, Granny," said The Small One, as she rushed through the door. "Mum told everyone who reads her blog about me cooking oven chips with a hairdryer, and now they want to know who I get my experimenting from?"
"Mmm, I wonder," said Granny with a smile. "Did I ever tell you about the time I tried to hatch a birds egg? I thought it would have a better chance if it was closer to the sun, so I balanced it on top of a pole to raise it up."
"Or did I ever tell you about the time I tried to make soup in my locker in school?" I asked. "The school dinners were so bad, I tried to heat up my lentils for my sticky picture. In a jamjar with some tap water."
"I didn't know that," laughed Granny. "Or how about the time your sister grew mould in the hotpress. Though, wait, that was an official experiment for her Biology exam."
"They didn't let you do Biology, did they, Mum?" said The Small One, with a wicked glint in her eye.
"Well, no. Not real Biology," I had to concede. "I was in the General Science class with the other
rubbish at science arts students. But sometimes -sometimes- they let us experiment. Otherwise, how would I have been able to set the curtain on fire? They must have let me near a bunsen burner for that."
"I don't think I knew about that one either, funnily enough," said Granny with interest.
"Moving on," I added hastily, "Keep trying things out, daughter of mine. It's the best way to learn. Now, anyone for coffee?"
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