As we bask in a gloriously gloomy, wet and cold midwinter let us turn our minds towards the summer when we will be able to "frolic" in the sun once again.
What's that you say?
The sun is dangerous, Nanny tells us we will die of cancer if we expose ourselves to it?
We must besport ourselves as though we were in the Court of Versailles, and ensure that our skin is as white as white can be?
Ermmmm...not so fast.
Can you guess what has happened children?
Yes, that's right, as with other scientific bollox that Nanny pumps into her propaganda it seems that the advice that the sun is bad for you is in fact bollox.
Seven organisations (including Cancer Research UK and the National Osteoporosis Society) now believe (note that science under Nanny has been debased to a belief system, on a par with religious faith) that short spells in the sun (without suncream and in the middle of the day) are good for us.
It seems that the "experts" have now realised (something that has been known for decades by every O Level biology student) that the sun is an excellent source of vitamin D (the vitamin that protects us from rickets).
It seems that people have become so indoctrinated by Nanny against going out in the sun, that the lack of sunlight is in fact causing a deficiency in vitamin C in some sections of the community.
As with all advice from Nanny, ignore it, use your commonsense and indulge in a little of what you fancy.
Coming soon, smoking to be made compulsory.
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.
Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.
Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store.
Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts