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Fri, 08 Jan 2010
Because we have started a New Year and we have so many new visitors here is a little about Edna and Irma, the Badgers of Fingles Wood.
was the beginning of autumn and the
leaves were just starting to change colour. It had
been a really difficult summer for Irma Pogglewatch
and her sister,
Drewstitch. Now straight away you might find their
complicated but you see, badgers have a first and
second and sometimes
even a third name before their surname, usually the
names belonged to
relatives of the badges from long ago.
this case Irma Pogglewatch was named
after her great, great aunt
Irma and her great, great uncle
Whereas Edna was given her
grandmothers first name and
the Drewstitch came from her grand mother
Drewstitch, who had been a
seamstress to Lady Cerys of the Wynnstay's Sett
badgers we're living in England when their story
began, Just after a huge storm had hit their home
and they were made orphans.
older brocks managed to get the two youngsters out
of the Sett but unfortunately my
sister and her husband were killed.
was very sad and it
decided that they should come over
Fingles Wood to live with our Great Aunt
And this is where our story begins
the day that Irma and Edna left their sett in Lee
Brockhurst and came to live in Fingles
"Oh Immy, can you hear the sounds, they
are so, so busy?"
The Little Ones
of Fingles Wood
This story is copyright to Dorothy Milnes
"Busy Ed, can you have busy
sounds?" she listened. All around her there was
movement, the bracken whispered on the wind.
"Welcome Irma, welcome Edna, it seemed to say, and
within seconds Immy was also caught up in the
beauty of their new home. They frolicked along the
path together, noticing nothing but the beauty
"I take it you two must be our
new arrivals?" The voice brought both girls to an
There in front of them blocking the
path was the biggest Brock badger they had
"Oh my goodness" Eddy stammered as
Immy hid behind her. "Em, er, em." Nothing seemed
to come out.
"Don't tell me you're stuck
for words young lady we could hear you coming from
the kitchen?" The Big Brock walked forwards, the
girls backed back. "Hey don't tell me you're
afraid," he laughed out loud, it echoed through the
rocks. "My name is Bartholomew Bertrand Boggleworth
but you my dear girls can call me Uncle
"And I am Penelope Prudence Pennywort,
but they call me PPP for short," shouted a little
brown badger that had popped up from behind
The girls blinked.
Edna Drewstitch, Eddy for short" laughed
"Then you must be Irma Pogglewatch, "
Uncle Bart said laughing again. "Oh we all
know who you two are. We've been waiting for days
for your arrival. The young ones have talked about
"Come on, Come on," PPP said
grabbing hold of each girls paw. "Lets hurry,
they are all waiting round the corner.
Then next second they were both
being dragged around the bend and there filling
what seemed to be every vacant space was an animal
of some kind or other. Eddy smiled at Immy.
think it is going to be a long night Immy." Irma
nodded her head and together they became swamped in
a wonderful array of pinny's and pocket's, brushes
"I think we have finally
arrived," Eddy's last words were lost as
total bedlam broke out at the caves in Fingles
Supper was a crazy affair,
Eddy and Irma didn't really remember an awful lot
about it, apart
from the fact that they both ate that much and
drank that much that they were up half the night
with cramp and the other half with excitement.
All the names of the creatures!
visit by Fiona the tooth fairy who just happened to
be in the valley looking for Ossie Otter's
offspring who had lost a tooth that morning and
needed to have it replaced by a silver sixpence.
Great Aunt Izzy was exactly as they had both
imagined, tall and straight and very
severe looking, but my goodness when she laughed
she made the whole of the rocks tremble. Both girls
fell in love with her immediately.
Eddy lay in
the warm bracken staring at the lights dancing on
the roof of the cave. The water in the small pool
had a few lights hanging over it and it was these
that were causing the reflection. They looked just
like coloured stars, so beautiful.
THE BADGERS OF FINGLES WOOD
And so here they
were standing at the cave entrance of there very
own school.It was only just
turned eight thirty in the morning, and none of the
pupils were due to arrive for another hour.
The girls decided it would be best to start at half
past nine rather than have the little ones
wandering through the woods in the dark.
when the longer days come round we will start
earlier and finish earlier too," Eddy said as she
straightened up the last few books on the book
shelves."There you go, what do you think of that.
Gosh I hope we're not taking on to much Immy, I'm
so excited I don't know what I'll do if no one
"Oh gosh, don't even think such a
thing." Eddy's younger sister Immy said "All this
hard work gone to waste. Gosh it really would be
"Hey don't tell
me you're afraid," Uncle Bart laughed out
loud, it echoed through the rocks. His full name
was Bartholomew Bertrand Boggleworth but everyone
called him Uncle Bart.
"I am certain it won't be
long until we hear the patter of tiny feet coming
from every direction." He laughed again.
Uncle Bart that decided that the large cavern
near the bottom of the rocks was the best
cave to use for the school. It would be easily
reached by the smaller and none climbing
creatures to get to the class rooms. There had been
loads of work to do; lighting and heating would be
necessary for the winter,
these were the big jobs along with an extention on
the water pipes from
up above. But with so many able bodies of all sorts
offering their help work was soon underway and it
wasn't long before all the
big jobs were
Then there were the pupils, the
meeting that the two young badgers had arranged
with Fiona the Tooth Fairy proved very useful,
especially when she offered the help of a few of
the younger fairies to come and help out.
lighting and heating were both working well, they
had a few problems with damp over the winter but
now the spring had arrived it was fine, all the
repairs had held up well.
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