Meet the Fauxlafels
It was the turn of the last Century when the intrepid explorer Horation Postlethwaite returned to the Kingdom of Bury St Edmunds having travelled the Silk Road from its source. He returned with a pair of curious creatures the like of which had not been seen upon our shores. He named the species ‘Fauxlafel’.
On reaching his estate, Postlethwaite proudly introduced his Farm Manager to these remarkable animals. Once old Farmer Kesey had recovered his equilibrium, the wise old bird could clearly see what a whole herd of them could mean for the Kingdom and lost no time in putting his freshly hatched plan into action.
Now, under the ministrations and tutelage of the Farm Manager’s Grandson, Ol’ Ken, the lands around Ravenwood Towers are alive with the sounds of snuffling, humming and “wheeee” as these wondrous, gentle animals enjoy their favourite pursuits.
Yes the full history of the Fauxlafel is shrouded in mystery. Many Men of Darwinian Science have tried and failed to trace the origin of their species. All that is certain is that somewhere in the mysterious East there is a hidden place where a herd of Fauxlafel roam in splenge isolation. Maybe they even pass down a tale of the Adventurous Pair who left their enchanted enclave to explore what lays beyond with a strange creature sporting remarkable plumage.
Your faithful servant,
AKA The Raving Parrot – The ‘Wise Old Bird’
Where it all began – sparking the inaugural Fauxlafel Generation.
The first born of the ‘Adventurous Pair’ appointed Leader of the Fauxlafels. They can be an unruly lot…
Introducing ‘Amelia Airheart – Aeronaut’. Amelia loves to fly and heads up ‘The Blue Hats’, the low-level synchronised ballooning team who put on daring displays all around the world. Although well travelled, Amelia loves nothing more than to glide over Ravenwood’s ‘Land of Linerless’.
Naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who has studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the ‘Aqua-Fauxlafel-lung’, pioneered marine conservation and is a member of many secret societies. Filbert spends most of his time snorkelling in the Great Lake at Ravenwood Towers.
Here’s ‘Faux Grant’ – Movie Star and ‘Fauxlafeline Kelly’ – Starlet. The pair starred together in the Alfred Hitchcock remake, ‘To Catch a Thief’. Although they have become Hollywood’s hottest new comers, both are known for their crazy demands and tumultuous tantrums. They also feature on the front cover of our 2017 marketing brochure.
Here’s ‘Sukeyoshi of the Shibui’, our resident Fauxlafel Greenskeeper. Although quite shy and retiring, Sukeyoshi loves nothing more than tending and talking to all of the flora and foliage at Ravenwood Towers. He does struggle to keep up with all the flowers though and often loses his voice.
Our bravest and most trustworthy Fauxlafel of them all. ‘Sir Fauxalot’ is ‘Defender of the Fauxlafels’ and ‘Sovereign of Linerless’. Aside from protecting the Fauxlafel family, his mission is to guard the ‘Circle of Linerless’ and all who dwell within it. The ‘Circle of Linerless’ is a bond of trust and honour forged over the years with the Ravenwood approved network of suppliers and distributors. Sir Fauxalot will be encouraging people to embark on the ‘Quest for the Circle of Linerless’ at this year’s Label Expo. Read all about it here.