Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Educational Value of Risk

Those of us of a certain age will doubtless recall the Ladybird books that showed children how to conduct unsupervised science experiments, craft models with matches and build rudimentary electric motors etc etc.

In order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the brand, 200 original Ladybird illustrations are on display at the Ladybird by Design exhibition at the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill-on-Sea from January 24 to May 10.

The illustrations show children playing with matches, whittling with a knife and dipping their fingers in boiling water.

Other illustrations show them lighting a fire using a magnifying glass, stripping batteries, whittling wooden propellers and using tongues to make an electric circuit. 
All done without the use of adults, safety goggles, gloves or hi vis!
Halcyon days!

Sadly none of these activities are allowed by Nanny anymore, as such children are being deliberately dumbed down and made into timid risk averse adults.

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. is brought to you by "The Living Brand"

Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts

Why not really indulge yourself, by doing all the things that Nanny really hates? Click on the relevant link to indulge yourselves; Food, Bonking, Gifts and Flowers, Groceries


  1. I once wired up a rusty transformer to the mains. I was sat cross-legged, leaning over it when I flicked the switch. It blew up.

    Not that long after, Nanny (she's been around a while) decided to make flick-knives illegal. My father felt obliged to deprive me of my lock-knife, Less than a week later I sliced off part of a finger because the pen-knife I was using to strip a wire folded back on me.

    I survived the 1st incident intact & learned something.
    The latter incident made me angry because it should never have happened.

  2. Lord of Atlantis5:12 PM

    Quite agree with you, Ken! Nanny and her minions have turned a once great nation into one of wusses! SD: Your observations are also spot on, and prove the point!