Gardening

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

If there’s one thing I really hate it’s gardening.  I don’t mind the easy stuff – like mowing the grass, or pulling out those weeds with the purple flowers that come out really easily, roots and all!  It’s all the digging and pruning I can’t be bothered with.  My problem is that the serious weeds don’t just go away by … Read More

Crank handle vs Starter Motor

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

In the old days cars usually had to be started by getting out of the car and inserting a crank handle through a hole in the front, which then had to be turned with some effort in order to turn the engine over and get it started.  At some point – presumably leaving a party late at night in the … Read More

Grade boundaries

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Most people like to think that if there is a heaven, the way you get in is by living a good life and earning your place.  In fact most religions work on this assumption and it does seem to make a lot of sense.  We’re always told that in this life we get what we deserve, so why not in … Read More

Backdraft

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

If there’s one thing every fire fighter fears it’s a backdraft – where a fire in an enclosed space uses up all the available oxygen, but continues to smolder at a very high temperature.  An unwary fire fighter may open a door and cause the room to explode in a fireball as the sudden inrush of air reignites the fire.  … Read More