Tony James wrote:........usually quote either health & safety or the need for public liability insurance which then proves unobtainable.
So another aspect of life bites the dust - donkeys in Lllandudno, balloon animals in Tesco, flower beds in Devizes, Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool, the name Fat Buddha Chinese restaurant in Durham and those are just the last few days.
Please don't misquote me. I never detailed anything about any of the recent bannings and happenings. I simply listed them.
Now it is up to individuals to either take seriously these and a thousand other examples - mostly quite potty but nevertheless they happen and affect many - or bury their heads in the sand and convince themselves they haven't really happened or if they have, they are meaningless.
Until of course they come home to roost. The Tesco policy appears - according to the BBC the other morning - not to permit balloons to be used by in-store entertainers. And what next?
Donkeys were banned in Llandudno just as the lady in Devizes has been banned from tending flower beds which people in that area have done - for no pay - since time began.
The Mathew (thanks for the spelling correction) Street Festival has been banned according to Liverpool Council with all the health and safety emphasis you would expect.
And Durham City Council have banned a Chinese restaurant owner from calling his business The Fat Buddha as it may offend Buddhists who are roaring their heads off because they have these statues in their own homes and they call them - Fat Buddhas!!!!!!
I wish I had the confidence to put on the blinkers and bat on regardless. Lots of people did that in the 1930s and look where it got them.