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Perking the Pansies · 1d 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...
Perking the Pansies · 1W ago

On the Lash

It’s sod’s law. The warmest day of the year so far and I’m home alone. Our large south-fac...
Perking the Pansies · 2W ago

Chateau Norfolk

I heard through the grapevine that a bottle of vino from Norfolk had been recognised as on...
Perking the Pansies · 3W ago

The City of Perspiring Dreams

Now their kids have flown, Liam’s sister and significant other have sold their north Londo...
Perking the Pansies · 4W ago

Moonlight Sonata

The annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival is done for another year. The festival delivers so...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Forget Me Not

I was wandering through our local library last week and came across this intriguing exhibi...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

The Witching Hour

Of late, boozy gigs with ancient comrades from old London Town have been as rare as ginger...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

May the Fourth Be With You

The fourth of May was local election day hereabouts. As in many rural areas, the people of...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Avenues and Alleyways

We were in London for cake and fancies to celebrate my Mother’s 88th birthday. The old gir...
Perking the Pansies · 2M ago

That Sinking Feeling

Norwich is riddled with old tunnels. Chalk and flint was mined for centuries, and many of ...