Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Monday, July 08, 2013

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

I am gemused to see that as Britain "basks" for a few days in temperatures barely reaching 28 degrees (as other countries face 40 degrees or more), Nanny has rushed to warn us all of the dangers of heat.

Not just the basic warnings about sunstroke, dehydration and sunburn but loads of other hazards associated with sunshine eg:

- fire services have warned about fire hazards and burn hazards emanating from BBQ's
- ambulance services have warned about the dangers of drinking too much booze
- the NHS has warned about the dangers of food poisoning from undercooked BBQ food
- the RNLI have warned about the dangers of swimming etc etc

I wonder how it is as a nation we ever survived previous summers?

I am old enough to remember the great drought of 1976, the nation managed to get through that unscathed; I am sure that we can just about survive the next few days of modestly warm temperatures!

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  1. Indeed Ken, it does make one wonder.

    I don't know if you remember the "Lost in space" TV series of the 1960s, it had a robot that used to wave its "arms" about and shout "Danger, Danger;" that robot reminds me of Nanny.

    Enjoy the sun.....and the risk!

    1. Of course I remember it:) (see new article)

      I loved it along with Time Tunnel and Voyage to The Bottom of The Sea!

  2. Anonymous2:49 PM

    What is particularly entertaining is that this comes within weeks of the Met Office warning us to be ready for 10 years of cold wet summers. I bet I could be just as wrong as they are on a tenth of the budget. Or probably a hundredth.

    I mean, come on, this is just normal summer weather. What a bunch of twits our hard-earned tax money goes on employing. Most of them would do a bad job of being sleeping policemen.