Fanny Fanackapan

Jan Leeming

Shoreham 2007

Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.

 

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

FANNY FANACKAPAN

Date: 10th May 2021

A propos of nothing, I find it strange that every week when I get my Website Analytics there's always a large percentage of readers clicking on to 

John Masefield poem - Reynard's last run (very very sad)

and 

Fanny Fanackapan - which was my Father's pet name for me - shortened to Fanny most of the time.  He only called me Janet when I was due to be reprimanded.   I'd love to know why people are so interested.

This is what I wrote as long ago as 2016

 A 'fanackapan' is a Lincolnshire term meaning 'little dear' - it is a term of endearment from a mother to a daughter. My father was born in India and, so far as I knew, had no links with East Anglia - but it is a rather lovely term. Where Fanny came from I have no idea.

Stay safe,

Best wishes,  Jan

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