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Perking the Pansies · 6d ago

John Hurt, RIP

John Hurt, the first Chancellor of the Norwich University of the Arts, was a talented, ver...
Perking the Pansies · 1W ago

Stepping Back Through Chalcedon: Kadıköy Walk

Lisa Morrow, writer of several books about Turkey, has branched out into audio with a talk...
Perking the Pansies · 2W ago

The Story of Norwich – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Man, Poor Man, Bomber Man, Thief

Our flat is like a weather chamber. When Mother Nature decides to throw a wobbly, we hear ...
Perking the Pansies · 3W ago

A Message from my Husband

I hate beards. Well, I hate the idea of having one. So it makes no sense whatsoever that I...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

The Fantabulosa Fairy

Recently, apprentice clerics at an Anglican theological college in Cambridge were given pe...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

Bugger the Bigots

    If Christmas was sedate and tranquil, January was an exploding glitter ball. The month...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

La La Land

Lauded as a return to the great Hollywood musicals of yesteryear, the very thought of La L...
Perking the Pansies · 1M ago

The Seven Signs of Ageing

I don’t mean Olay Total Effects or any of the other magic potions promising to hold back t...
Perking the Pansies · 2M ago

He’s Behind You!

I’m a sucker for a good old fashioned Grimm tale. And if it comes triple-wrapped in high c...
Perking the Pansies · 2M ago

My Life Abroad

Since 2011, the people at Blog Expat have been shining a little light on expatland by interviewing bloggers from city to steppe, temperate to tropical. They’ve assembled quite an archive ove...