MY OW BEWTIES
A FEW DAYS o
the Spanish plewm, or whatsoever thass called,
we seem tbe gittin
back to the normal wather fur this time a year.
Well, thass gorn, hent ut? Not that we're hed much onnit
apaart frum a few days when thass bin hoolly hot. Now that
them thare ow mists an
mellow wossnearmes are gittin' hare faast.
the other day, when I wuz a-gorn shoppin
fust thing, that ow mist wuz risin
orf the filds. Them ow cows seem toer
lorst their legs innit anorl!
as I sit hare writin my report fthe ortum edishun
a this hare website, lookun on outta my winda thass a north
wind a-blownin. The sign a things tcum, I spooz.
BEEN OUT AND ABOUT
advantage of the nice weather, one Sunday afternoon I set
off on my motorcycle to take some photographs for The Merry
Mawkin, especially on the look out for a back cover subject.
I had been working on an article in the autumn issue relating
to the south Norfolk village of Shotesham [Shotsum],
I decided to go there.
found the pretty little village, overlooking the River Tas,
most photogenic, with its thatched cottages looking like they'd
come off the lid of a box of Caleys chocolates!
venturing off the beaten track, I discovered an unbridged
ford riding through and getting my feet wet
then parked the bike and photographed the wonderful view across
here it is (above), though I dont reckon that
old gate would do much to hold back the water, do you?
HARD TO BELIEVE, ISNT IT?
to what it says on the above picture, FOND has been in existence
since 1999 October 3rd, to be precise and, here
we are, almost sixteen years later, and FOND is still going
strong and attracting much interest, especially on this website,
through which most of our new memberships are gained. So if
youd like to join us, youll find a membership
on this website. Wed love to hear from you as: FOND
TIME TO SAY CHEERIO
As our chairman, Ted Peachment,
has said in his report, to comply with the terms of the FOND
constitution, he will stand down at the AGM
in November, having almost completed his three-year term in
Apart from having been a most
popular chairman, Ted is also a good friend of mine. Hes
done much to promote FOND, during his time in office, including,
as some of you may know, appearing with Penelope Keith in
Hidden Villages on More4, where he managed to
teach the Good Life star a few Norfolk phrases.
Hidden Villages continues to be screened, repeated on other
channels from time to time.
Ted has also put in appearances
on local television, Mustard TV, with Diction Corner,
in which he shares various aspects on Norfolk dialect with
the viewers, and continues to do so.
So, on behalf of all of us
here in FOND, I would like to thank Ted for everything hes
done over the years and no doubt will continue to do
in the future in promoting The Friends of Norfolk Dialect
(FOND) and helping to preserve our local tongue. Dew
yew tearke care, ow paartner!
Gray FOND Webmaster (aka Boy Albie)
leave your comments or any questions in the FOND
as wed like to hear from yew, tergether!