Hansel and Gretel

As a young child, I used to think that the only way to get back to the start point of your journey was to retrace your steps. So if I went a mile north, a mile east, then a mile south, if I then went a mile west, I would end up in a different place than that whence I started. The only way back would be to go a mile north, then west, then south.

I soon learned this not to be the case. I think it clicked when we went to my auntie’s house via the M62 and came back on the A58, surprisingly ending up at home.


2 Responses to “Hansel and Gretel”

  1. elise on May 2nd, 2007 10:35

    actually, it’s spelled ‘Gretel’.

  2. Dan on May 26th, 2007 08:00

    Corrected, and appropriately shamed…

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