Blog Posts - East Anglia


Unlike many of the stately old homos of my generation, I never quite developed a taste for the torch-song trilogy of Garland, Minnelli or Bassey. And I can take or leave the new old girls on the block – the fallen Madonna, nip and tuck Cher or craz...
by Perking the Pansies on Oct 19, 2013

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

According to a recently published survey by Britain’s Office of National Statistics, 1.5% of the adult British population is either gay or bisexual. This figure has been extrapolated from a sample of about 180,000 and is much lower than many pundit...
by Perking the Pansies on Oct 14, 2013

Erection Day

As far as British summers go, 2013 wasn’t that bad – a nice opening, a moist middle and a glorious finish (sounds like someone I know). A few rainy days but little to write home about, apart from one late evening a few weeks ago. Mother Natur...
by Perking the Pansies on Sep 18, 2013

Last of the Summer Wine

For a glorious tail-end to summer, the flip flops were dusted down and the shorts were washed out for a final flourish and a sunny bite with my publisher Jo Parfitt, the tour de force who is Summertime Publishing. Jo was passing through the county vi...
by Perking the Pansies on Sep 6, 2013

Suffolk Based Firm Have the Solution to Rising Damp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release Submitted By                     England – 03.07.2013 – Homeowners in Suffolk Are Within Reach of a Solution to Rising Damp.(free-pr-onli...
by Free PR Online on Aug 1, 2013

Former Anglican Priest Installed as Catholic Bishop of East Anglia

From BBC News   Bishop Hopes at his installation on Tuesday (Mazur/ The new Roman Catholic Bishop for the diocese of East Anglia, who previously served as a Church of England priest, has been installed.
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Jul 17, 2013

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by UK Student News and Events on Jun 18, 2013

Stop Press!

So far, the start of spring has been a nipple-hardening affair. Wild March winds are whistling across the East Anglian flatlands and snow flurries swirl around the daffodils. Thank God for central heating and high tog duvets. March has also been rema...
by Perking the Pansies on Mar 23, 2013

Google Before You Go

A bright spring sky and a benign forecast enticed us out for a countryside foray. We fancied a look around a reconstructed Iceni village near the hamlet of Cockley Cley (there’s a joke in there somewhere but I’m damned if I can find it).
by Perking the Pansies on Mar 18, 2013

Internet Dating First Date

International Financial Scams – Internet Dating …Internet Dating, Inheritance, Work Permits, Overpayment, and Money- The Catch: The American citizen victim, to obtain the financial windfall, must first pay a default Created Date: 2/28/200...
by On Line Dating on Jan 23, 2013

Winter Wonderland

It didn’t take the power of the Delphic Oracle to predict the chaos that would result from yesterday’s whiteout. Even a light dusting of snow generally brings the nation to a shuddering halt. East Anglia has been particularly badly hit by the ava...
by Perking the Pansies on Jan 16, 2013

East Anglian Writers

I’ve just been accepted into the august fold of East Anglian Writers so I guess that makes me a proper author. Cor blimey! Filed under: Arts & Theatre, Book, East Anglia Continue reading »...
by Perking the Pansies on Oct 12, 2012

Fulbright-University of East Anglia Scholarship for UK Students

Fulbright-University of East Anglia Award OverviewIn the 2013/2014 cycle, one Fulbright-University of East Anglia Award will be offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD programme) in an...
by University List on Aug 24, 2012

Seaside Special

On those rare occasions when the sun comes out, the wildlife of Blighty flocks to the coast like migrating wildebeest. Not one to buck the national trend, Liam poked his toe out of the front door and decided a day … Continue reading →...
by Perking the Pansies on Aug 21, 2012

Spooks 2

Our tatty chattels finally made it across the high seas, landing safely at the port of Felixstowe in Suffolk. Her Maj’s Revenue and Customs eyed the consignment with cynical suspicion and decided to x-ray the boxes for contraband Turkish delight. &...
by Perking the Pansies on Aug 3, 2012

Size Really Matters

Conversation on BBC Look East a few minutes ago: Commentator: “What does it take to be a great cox?” Expert: “Size really matters.” Amen to that. Filed under: BBC, East Anglia, Norwich, Sport, TV...
by Perking the Pansies on Aug 1, 2012

Norwich Pride

Sadly, we missed Norwich Pride. As novice Norwichians, we hang our heads in shame. The event was held the day after the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. The greatest show on Earth or the best show in Town? What’s … Continue reading U...
by Perking the Pansies on Jul 29, 2012

The Voice Hits Pontin’s

Back at base camp, we donned our glad rags and pirouetted down to the Stardust Cabaret Bar (think swirly carpets and swirly ceilings) to watch the permanently smiling bluecoats strut their amateur stuff. We were greeted by pissed-up pensioners and &#...
by Perking the Pansies on Jul 24, 2012

Devil Gate Drive

We made our great escape from Stalag 17 and dashed to Morrison’s Supermarket to stock up on cheap plonk, check prices and observe the local Suffolk wildlife in its natural habitat. The place was packed. It may have been a … Continue reading &...
by Perking the Pansies on Jul 22, 2012

Pontin’s Happy Campers

The final leg of our budget trip was four nights at Pontin’s, Pakefield  – seventy quid each, half board. Both Liam and I are well-acquainted with the holiday camp experience from our proletarian childhoods and, more recently, from my mother’s...
by Perking the Pansies on Jul 20, 2012

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