Now as we all know Ladies and Gentlemen, Nanny tends to get bees in her bonnet about certain aspects of our lifestyle and culture eg; chavs, smoking, fat people, hoodies etc.
These bees cause her to go on and on about her pet hate of the day. However, rarely does her obsessional hatred extend to a particular town or region; until now that is.
Poor old Lyme Regis in Dorset seems to have offended Nanny in same way or another, and is now under her gimlet eye (Bagpuss..subtle Mr Quelch reference there:)).
You will recall that Lyme Regis recently offended Nanny by holding a conger eel cuddling contest, needless to say she banned it.
Unfortunately, Lyme Regis has found this month that yet another of their traditions has been banned by the interfering busybody we have come to "love" and "respect" known as Nanny.
This time it is their historic torchlight procession and children's tug-of-war that has offended Nanny.
Every August since 1948, hundreds of people in Lyme Regis have paraded metre high flaming torches through the town to open its carnival, with the tug of war contest taking place on the beach.
Needless to say no one has ever been injured in either event. However, Nanny's friends in the insurance company that cover the event say that they can no longer provide cover.
Nanny says that the naked flames are a fire hazard, and that the tug-of-war could lead to injury.
Organisers were told they could still go ahead, but would be liable for any claims made if there was an accident.
The tug-of-war has been ditched, and the torches replaced by small lanterns on the end of a metal pole.
These events, together with the now banned conger cuddling were held to raise money for charity and to provide some harmless fun.
Nanny hates fun!
Festival committee secretary Alan Vian said:
"We are all very sad that things have come to this.
We seem to be living in a world where you simply can't take any risks."
Without risk, life is meaningless and dead.