Bobservation No. 55: Twinning

Signpost with Germans in background

I understand that, as a result of all the Brexit negotiations, West Sussex County Council have been approached by the head (Oberstgruppenstatsfuehrer) of the Bavarian (Bayern) local government (Landesschiffelhaus) enquiring about the possibility of twinning (zweimenschalldupples) Fulking with the Bavarian village of Fahrting.

Of course this would have to be agreed by the residents of both villages, probably by means of a referendum, which of course has proved remarkably successful in the UK recently. Assuming that such a vote was in favour of twinning the benefits could be exciting. October feast (Ocktoberfest) Leather shorts ( lederhosen) to be worn by Fulking men and blazers and cricket boots by their Fahrting counterparts on the anniversary of the twinning. Village ladies could take part wearing dirndl (dirndl) outfits and with guttural singing of local folkloric songs, dancing in clogs and permanent waving.

Fahrting is a village of some 250 residents and is best known for the local exceptional weather. The combination of the excessive rainfall brought about by the proximity of the Danube (Donau) and the extreme winds from the Alps (Alpen) are possibly the origin of the village’s name. Recent history has been unkind to Fahrting inasmuch as Adolf Hitler (der Fuehrer) thought the name vulgar (vuellengartengesellschaft) and treated the villagers as ethnically Romany (Romanicheren) with the most unpleasant results (resultenshaffelgesalt). Lastly, I hope that the villagers get as much pleasure out of Fahrting as they have done out of Fulking! 1.4.19

Fulking Fair and Allsorts fun dog show
The Social Committee will be meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24 April to get this event (Sunday 28 July) off the ground. We need helpers so, if you are interested, please come and join us.

Usual annual invitation at Furzefield. All villagers welcome. Children under strict control and sorry, no dogs. Probably best around 20 April. Please give us a ring (271) before coming .