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Perking the Pansies · 15h ago

Dunkirk

Generally, I don’t like war films. They tend to be way too violent or jingoistic (or both)...
Perking the Pansies · 1w ago

Life After My Saucepans

Fellow author and blogger Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful UK career to ...
Perking the Pansies · 2W ago

What’s the Point of Pride?

They used to say, ‘they shouldn’t be allowed to march.’ Now they say, ‘Why bother to march...
Perking the Pansies · 3W ago

Pretty and Witty and Gay

The words famously not sung by Natalie Wood in West Side Story – and there was plenty of p...
Perking the Pansies · 3W ago

The Day the Rot Set In

On this day fifty years ago, the Sexual Offences Act received Royal Assent. The act partia...
Perking the Pansies · 4W ago

God’s Own Country

On a complete whim, we decided on a mini tour of Yorkshire. As England’s largest tradition...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Sticky Fingers and Sticky Knickers

When Mother Nature flicks the switch, Norfolk broads dance in the park. So it’s no surpris...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

London Pride 2017

In Istanbul, tear gas and rubber bullets broke up small groups of brave souls attempting t...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Heaven is a Place on Earth

Recently, the wonderful Stephen Fry presented an equally wonderful programme on Channel Fo...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Angels, Monks and the Devil’s Brew

Learning to speak English must be difficult enough, but learning to spell it must bring even the most dedicated student out in hives. It’s just the little game we English like to play on Johnny Foreigner. Place names can be particularly bothersome. S...