Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Nanny Bans Sparklers
I trust and assume that you all had a pleasant and accident free Bonfire Night last night?
Our cat was remarkably relaxed about the whole affair, and the bangs and whistles around our house went off without causing any damage as far as I can see.
My commiserations to those who paid good money to attend public events where Nanny and the insurance companies did their best to put the mockers on it.
The Mail reports that the Round Table Group organised around 70 events across the country, where it seems that the health and safety/insurance rules had to be zealously applied wrt spectators not being allowed to bring in sparklers.
At one of the displays on Saturday night in Moseley, Birmingham, a large sign stated ‘Strictly no sparklers’ on site. Around 3,000 people attended, paying £5 for adults and £2 for children to enter. But anybody who attempted to light sparklers were told to extinguish them immediately.
In my day all manner of dodgy fireworks were freely available eg; jumping jacks, helicopters, bangers etc. Sadly many of these are now consigned to the dustbin of history, because they are deemed to be dangerous.
OK, I admit that once I did mange to burn my hand on a dead sparkler; but that was my own stupid fault.
BTW, did anyone ever manage to get a jumping jack that actually worked satisfactorily?
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