Trah Lah Lah..."
It's that time of year again where people do their best to have a good time, and Nanny does her best to stick her nose in where it is not wanted.
Nanny's chum Neil Davies, headmaster at Mynydd Cynffig Junior School in Kenfig Hill, has decreed that home-made mince pies and other Christmas cakes are to be banned, because in his view they pose a health and safety threat.
The children at his school were looking forward to taking their mothers' highly toxic cakes to the school's annual Christmas sale.
However, Davies banned them because he believes that some children have allergies to certain foods and he could never be sure of the ingredients which had been used in home-made produce.
"There is a risk of someone becoming ill
from something home-made.
I don't know what the ingredients are
and there are allergies.
Because of things like that,
we made a decision as a school.
I have had no complaints from anyone
linked to the school about this.
I have got to guarantee the health
and safety of the pupils."
Here's why he is talking bollocks:
1 There is a risk in every food product we eat
2 You cannot eliminate risk
3 To attempt to wrap children in cotton wool is a very bad way to prepare them for the real world
4 He has not got to "guarantee" health and safety
5 How many thousands of kids die each year from eating mince pies?
6 Children and adults eat themselves sick over Christmas
7 Home made food is better than shop made shite
8 I bet he has had complaints...
Here's a complaint, one mother is quoted:
"It seems crazy.
We invited our children's friends round
for parties at home and serve up mince pies
so what's the difference selling them
at the Christmas school fair?"
Children wrapped in cotton wool make lousy adults, denying them a decent level of exposure to the real world is a form of abuse.