As life bubbles on (particularly with children) I am realising that the generic person will always be confronted by new challenges, situations and conundrums. Moments which require you, no matter how intelligent or worldly wise you may be, to rethink your schema of knowledge and develop a new skill. In these circumstances you can follow the crowd, or look around a bit and see if there are better ways to do things. Not sure what I mean? Well how about this ‘japanese technique’ for folding t-shirts? (No racialism here, it just seems to be the accepted way of describing the technique – google it.)
So, Jamie needed to have his cricket bat repaired – his grip had gone and so Hilary had bought him a new rubber sleeve that I was supposed to somehow get onto the handle. Apparently we needed to get something called a ‘Grip Cone’ which would enable us to do this job because it was not going to happen easily without such a tool. Normally I don’t mind spending a bit of money if it’s necessary, but I was sure there was probably a way to do it without doling out the cash, so I did a bit of research and blow me down if I didn’t find the perfect and free way of doing so – all you need is a plastic bag.
I was so impressed with the method I made a very basic film to demonstrate it here, because there will be many people like me who google for the solution and are told to go and buy a tool. Not necessary!! This is how you do it: