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"FUSTYWEED"

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By amy

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Is a very small hamlet 4/5 miles from where I live


I can’t believe that I have somehow missed it in all the 17 years that we have lived here .
It has such a strange name that I decided to Google it when I came home …This is what it came up with , I couldn’t resist showing you the article .

Fustyweed
There is a place in Norfolk called Fustyweed
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
Officially, it’s just a hamlet……..

A terrace of five small houses sit some distance back from the only road. Smoke from the five little chimneys zigz zags into the sky. The doors and window frames are haphazardly painted orange, purple, red and green. The front gardens are brimming with stunningly beautiful flowers: mostly noddydil, fraf and craggleweed. Silver and gold fluttifol buzz around them collecting gliff to make their glittery crunnyplop (which is sold in jars from a table at the roadside).

All of the houses are kept perfectly maintained with the exception of number four. Minky Flupp who lives there says she spends far too much time granting wishes to bother with keeping her house shipshape. Her neighbours don’t mind, as long as she grants them a wish now and then.

Jiggy Paloozeville at number three keeps yickins. The yickins lay the most delicious eggs with a yoke so deeply purple few can resist. He willingly shares the produce with his neighbours and most mornings the fruity aroma of freshly poached yickin eggs wafts around the terrace.

People tend not to call round to number five because its resident: Professor Batty Baffookink conducts science experiments there. The one time Minky knocked on the door, it was answered by a squealing green and brown slimey mass. It took Minky some time to recover even after she had learned that the sight was just Batty covered in Harpypoo Sulphate after a tuttyfragwill experiment had blown up. Even so, these days everyone prefers to wait for Batty to come to them.

The eldest Fustyweed occupant lives at number one. At four-hundred and forty two, Neg Keg is filled with memories. So many, in fact, that he has to have them regularly removed by Chiffle Lacey-Trickle-Doot who conveniently lives next door. The removal process uses a bespoke machine that Chiffle invented. The machine has many cogs, several springs, a few sparking wires, two glass tubes and a large wooden memory vat. A wriggling hose-like attachment (tailored to Neg’s spikey head) sucks out twenty year’s worth of memories at a time. With the relief this provides, Neg can go back to filling his head up with new memories. These memories mostly come from his time on the wirrity field playing tuffball..

I hope it make you laugh as much as it did me ….

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bjs
Bjs
 

Hilarious
Take your camera and good camouflage and let us see some pictures.We will give you a time limit if you are not back by next Sunday I will round up a few GOY members and send them to find you.I can think of two in the Bristol area I could send,not sure if they would be missed.

9 Oct, 2011

 

Amy you`ve made my day, read through twice as I found it so good.
I think Bilbo and a few of her pals would be delighted to explore and have a ball in just such such a place, myself included, lol...

9 Oct, 2011

 

so funny amy, enjoyed reading :o))

9 Oct, 2011

 

That is brilliant Amy..I had to keep going back at the beginning.as I thought it looked odd! ..and it is,but so funny..please go,Amy..We need to see what it looks like ! :o)...

9 Oct, 2011

 

What the!!! How funny!

9 Oct, 2011

 

Hee hee that amused me - you must go and take some photos - please and dare you knock on the door of number 3 and ask for yicken eggs perhaps you could go on the 31st after dark.

9 Oct, 2011

 

Photos required for sure...preferably with residents in them! :))

9 Oct, 2011

 

Amy, you've gotta get some photies, PLEASE.

9 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I'm pleased this has made you all smile , Brian I'm not sure it's a good idea to go back to Fustyweed I've a strange feeling that as it's been so elusive for 17 years that if I do go back it might have disappeared like a mirage in a puff of smoke but if I do I will certainly let you know so that if I disappear you can send for help in finding me , maybe we could all go together Lincslass ! glad you enjoyed it San :o) thanks Sandra I'm thinking about it ! ~ Lulu the funniest thing was that it is so close to home and we hadn't heard of it .. Kfungsters I will do that I fancy some Yicken eggs myself Lol ..
Karen / Sheila .. I do believe you all think I have made this up, I haven't truly ! it's a real place , Google it for yourselves I'm not sure how they would feel about me knocking on their doors I can't go back for at least another couple of weeks as I'm going away for a few days on Thursday ,I'll see about it when I come back :o))

9 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Oh well done Bilbobaggins they need all the friends they can get , GrannyB be nice to them :o))

9 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

You say you have had the same experiance Bb .. does it spread, is it catching ? I mean we only live 10 mins away ...HELP ! where IS grannyb ?????

9 Oct, 2011

 

So funny, someone with an excellent imagination, good luck with the visit, I should take back up if I were you lol

9 Oct, 2011

 

lol that was so funny :D !!

10 Oct, 2011

 

I thought perhaps it was one of those villages that appears out of the mist once every hundred Years?!

How do you get an entry into google like that!?

10 Oct, 2011

 

lol...no, I did believe you. It reminded me of Edward Lear, whose poems I used to love reading to my children. All those beautiful 'made up' words that you just wish were a real part of our language so you could use them! Brilliant! :))

10 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Angela perhaps Sticki is right in that it only appears out of the mist every 100 years ,glad you liked it Hywel ,
I know what you mean Karen I think we all like to live in an imaginary fantasy world sometimes, I'm almost frightened to go back in case the hamlet has disappeared ..

10 Oct, 2011

 

I liked that film ~ brigadoon!!!

the google article is someone's blog ~ isnt it great when someone has that much imagination ~ I admire J K Rowling, i wish I could have thought of all those wonderful ideas!!

10 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

It is Sticki , my Hubby thinks my imagination does run riot like that . LOL... .

10 Oct, 2011

 

you should write a book!!

10 Oct, 2011

 

I could definitely write some horror movie scripts, using my dreams for ideas!

10 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I use to think about that when I was making them up for the children Sticki ...
Me to Karen I have such vivid ones I often wake up thinking it would have made a good film , My Hubby says he rarely dreams which seems strange to me ,I think he must but doesn't remember them or they are not so exciting LOL...

10 Oct, 2011

 

My OH is exactly the same...I do the dreaming for both of us! :))

10 Oct, 2011

 

I think they say everyone dreams [REM sleep???] but not everyone remembers.
You could always have a try with a book Amy ~ Lindak on here has done some I know and Im having a try!!!

10 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

You know what they say about Men Karen ,they can't do two things at once -- That's sleep and dream LOL...
I don't think I would have time now Sticki let us know how you get on ... when the children were small and the grandchildren I use to get them to make up a story with me , I would say one line and then it was their turn to make one line up it was truly amazing how some of the stories finished up ....

10 Oct, 2011

 

yes ive done that ~ children come up with some amazing ideas.

10 Oct, 2011

 

We used to do that with our children and grandchildren Amy, especially if on a long journey, trouble is at 11and 14yrs old and growing up much too fast these days, we have to curb the grandchildrens imagination now, they are far too knowledgeable these days and the stories can head off in the wrong direction, unless its me being old fashioned.
Brigadoon always been a favourite of mine...

10 Oct, 2011

 

ah i see the problem lincslass, was thinking of little ones.

i couldnt find the brigadoon dvd i wanted, only found a musical one ~ not the old one that was really nice.

10 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Your grandchildren are nearly the same age as mine Lincs. my daughters children are 12 and 13 .. .
Sticki / Sue , do you think parents have the same time for their children today ? from what I've seen everything is so technical ,some of the things they play and watch would have frightened me to death at their age

10 Oct, 2011

 

from what i have seen definitely not amy; it wont of course be the same for everyone but when my children were little i was lucky enough to be able to be at home with them and i didnt go out to work till the little one was 7, even then i was back to fetch him from school.
for a while we didnt have a car or holidays ~ i didnt mind that at all.

10 Oct, 2011

 

Amy this is good enough for a children's story...get writing! Totally brilliant and SUCH a laugh!!!
Brian, this is Bunterball here, Im sure Catterpatter will be available for she and I to go in and rescue Amy at any time, but my OH, Lankyball was most put out to think you might not miss us!!!

29 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I did the same Sticki to fit in with school times I started what must have been one of the first playgroups in the country , I was allowed 10 children in my house but as it became so popular I had to use the village hall then I was allowed 30 .. I suppose it was the start of more mothers going out to work .. not a good thing in my opinion !

30 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Tet I'm so sorry I haven't seen it since , Fustyweed is on the kind of road that you could travel hunwillions and trillions of times not ever catching sight of a pliving soul .
You may only see the twisty wristed ,contorted branches along the narrow road closing in on you like long spidery fingers waiting to grab you as you pass ,it's not a place for perlingering ..
It's like a mirage only appearing when the residents defences are down .. and by golly were they down on the day I saw it .
They had been celebrating Proffessor Batty Baffookink's discovery of some new Kernutty Wakkers just in time for chrissymas perfect for the wally nuts .
It didn't take long for Jiggy Paloozeville to go to his Yickin run to collect purple eggy wegs to make his potent Eggy Nog .

To be continued .......

30 Oct, 2011

 

This is definitely an art Amy..thought long and hard but I cant do it...Im deadly serious..do start writing a book!

30 Oct, 2011

 

We can all be your proof readers...

30 Oct, 2011

 

Tet - I used to be a proof-reader . . . but with made-up words?? no chance!! Amy's book is going to be just fabuperf. :))

30 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

You are both so kind , really I didn't ever think I was any good at it I just enjoyed making up stories for the children , I'm lost for words now !

30 Oct, 2011

 

There you go Amy, start a dictionary and credit fabuperf to Sheilabub! (Dont forget their meanings also) Great word. But we can ensure things like wegs stay as Weg Nog or Weggy Nog. Or whatever she chooses Sheilabub.

30 Oct, 2011

 

Absoloolie Tet . . . you would both love "A Gathering Light" (book I'm reading at the moment) by Jennifer Donnelly . . . about a girl who loves words, chooses one from the dictionary every day, then brings it into the conversation . . . funny too. :))

30 Oct, 2011

 

I would enjoy that Sheilabub, I love words. When I worked in a bookies (turf accountant to the posh folks) the customers all thought I was a lady (lol!) cos I talked sort of posh (not really but didnt swear). I used to get the young manager fascinated with words I used..his favourite was plethora...it was in a crossword and when I explained what it meant he tried to use it at least once a day. It was a hoot, and provided us both with many a laugh!!

30 Oct, 2011

 

Brilliant! My younger son, Steve, takes after me with his love of words, crosswords etc. and used to try to use a new one every day. "Nonchalant" was not a problem - "dilatory" was more difficult . . . he'd like plethora . .

Have you read "The Little Prince" by St Exupery? A children's story, but he used long(ish) words like "ponder". I didn't like it when translators decided to use "think" to make it "easier for children to understand" tsk!

31 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

The idea of a Dictionary for made up words is a good idea Sheila if you were going to write a book you would naturally have to use the same word each time that would prove impossible with my forgetful brain , a fabuperf idea :o) I've made a note of the 'gathering light' book ,it sounds a good read ,I'll put it on my xmas list !
I don't like the way the English language is changing have you noticed that they don't write or say 'Yes ' anymore it's always ' Yea ' it doesn't save time ,there's still 3 letters !
I can't make my mind up about these Kindle books I suppose it save space etc. if you are traveling but I'm not sure that you can beat getting comfortable with a proper book ..

31 Oct, 2011

 

Amy . . . the Dictionary was Tetrarch's idea - not mine!

I agree that getting comfortable with a proper book is ideal, but I'll reluctantly admit that a Kindle is a good idea sometimes - as you say, if you are travelling, and a friend of mine is doing just that - in NZ at the moment, with several books on her Kindle.

31 Oct, 2011

 

so how far have you got with the wizarwonder dictionary?

31 Oct, 2011

 

Im sure its an inflictionary Sticki..lol...Kindle is good when weight of suitcases etc is a problem but I do like to handle a well upholstered book!

31 Oct, 2011

 

Yes Tet - and I love some of the small hardbacks that have been published recently . . . "nice to handle" is Julian Barnes' Booker winner "The Sense of an Ending" (looks good too), and a favourite: "The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop" by Lewis Buzbee (bet no-one's heard of that one!).

31 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for putting me right Sheila , yes it was Tets idea to start a wizerwonder inflictionary , It looks as if you have started one of your own LOL... I have started a spelbinding inflictionary the missyspels are growmore longest ........ :o))

31 Oct, 2011

 

Im really looking forward to reading this flickerpage sandwich!

31 Oct, 2011

 

Incredible Amy, sounds to be true Norfolk speak! I wonder what the fusty weed is?? This could've been written by Stanley Unwin....now you're gonna have to get your new camera out snapping these cottages, were all waiting...Lol!

4 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

LOL.. Janey I'm inclined to think the Fustyweed is what is making the village folk so bonkers , I will go back one day to report on any strange goings on :o))

4 Nov, 2011

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