Monday, 1 August 2011

“Somewhere hidden amongst thorny brambles....”

It occurred to me the other day while watching yet another episode of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom that Nanny Plum actually rocks.  She may be impatient and sarcastic at times but she is also kind, helpful and very, very funny.  It fact in some bizarre kinda way she could almost be my new role model as she seems to be able to do everything I strive to do.  Oh if only I could master the magic bit then my life would be sorted!

Let’s face it, anyone who can look after small school children without raising their voice is pretty amazing.  Of course magic is generally used but then she often has to use it to help out Holly, but inevitable ends up in all sorts of trouble herself.  When things don’t go to plan, (magic jelly anyone?) does she moan, argue or break down in a miserable snotty wreck?  No of course not, she just brushes it off and gets on to the next thing.
     
Also like many of us in this day and age she manages to hold down a number of jobs.  Not only is she very good at magic but is Holly's nanny, teacher and general housekeeper for King and Queen Thistle.  Her cooking is quite legendary and has been described as the “best cook in the whole wide world” by the King.  How nice would it be to get a compliment like that about your cooking, other than "yeah it was okay"!  When called upon she’s a master linguist and is capable of speaking many animal languages; however she will be the first to admit that there are a few like Aardvark, Mole and Ant that are a little bit difficult.  And when needs must, she is also a tooth fairy.  Now how is that for multi-tasking?

She can also hold her own when it comes to the difficult men in her life.  This I am proud to say is something that I am able to manage.  There is the rather pompous and lazy King Thistle who likes to have her run round after him.  But truth be told she has him wrapped round her little finger.  Then there is the Wise Old Elf, not sure about you, but with all the bickering going on between them I am sure there is some hidden sexual tension there.

So what do you think?  Are you thinking, “Yeah, I can see where you are coming from” or “ Bloody hell, you really need to get out more and stop watching kids telly"?




9 comments:

Emma said...

She sounds far too perfect to me! I could do with having some of her multi tasking capabilities though! Emma :)

Frankie P said...

Hey Emma, yeah far too perfect but she does rock...

Ditzy Mummy said...

Wow she does sound great, I've not seen this TV programme. I need a few role models to help with my parenting skills!

Frankie P said...

What haven't seen Ben and Holly.. Honestly it is worth watching jsut for Nanny Plum...

Musings from a Mum said...

I love Nanny Plum! She keeps the whole kingdom running. She also keeps the Wise Old Elf in check so he doesn't get too pompous (they must be secretly married, no?)

She also demonstrates humility when the children catch her out in her being a bit silly... I could actually go on and on about her virtues which makes me think I must stop right now and go andmis watch some grown-up programmes!

Frankie P said...

Oh i am so glad i am not alone was beginning to think that i really needed to get out more. thanks for stopping by...

I'm So Fancy said...

Listen, I said Elmo's dad was one of my top 5 no questions asked affairs. So don't ask me...

nicsnotebook.com said...

Haha she sounds amazing! Must try & catch an episode of it :)

Claire said...

I love Nanny Plum. I always think that she and the Wise Old Elf have a bit of a history. He always calls her 'Mistress' Plum and she never calls him 'Wise'. I love how she can speak nearly every language except for Ant, so when she spoke to Queen Ant she shouted just like us Brits as tourists!

Maybe I watch too much of her too.