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Take a Stroll Along Turkey Street

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Turkey Street If they wanted to shy away from the curtain-twitchers, Jack and Liam couldn’t have chosen a worse position. Their terrace overlooked Turkey Street like the balcony of Buckingham Palace and the middle-aged infidels stuck out like a couple of drunks at a temperance meeting. Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum   ...

The Bells, The Bells

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
st-peter-mancroft1 With Liam away in London on family duties, I was left to my own devices to troll the streets of Norwich. As I passed the rear of St Peter Mancroft, a divine shaft of light pierced the clouds and a sudden crescendo of bells rang out. Blimey. It was almost enough to make this sinner drop ...

The Cocks of the County

On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
the-bell   There will be a great cock match at the Blue Bell…to show 31 cocks…Gentlemen shall be accommodated with a glass of excellent wine and care taken to prevent disturbance by the mob. The Pub Landlord, 1725 Blimey. That’s a lot of cock. Just leave the bottle. These days the cocks of the county strut ...

Retiring Norwich

On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Retiring Norwich Norwich is a retiring kind of town, the perfect place to hang up your boots. The micro-loft is the ideal roost, a lift just wide enough for a mobility scooter (I fancy a tiffany blue number with a harlequin shopping basket in fuchsia), tiny bills that won’t break the piggy bank and a small enough footprint to make light work ...

The Eavesdroppers

On Monday, June 8th, 2015
the-plough-2 One more pretty beer garden, one more eavesdropped conversation. This time, two young hipsters with ridiculously overgrown whiskers. They were in deep, earnest conclave.  ‘Why didn’t you just tell me you were gay when I asked you?’ ‘Dunno.’ ‘So you go and lock yourself in the toilet for hours? I was really worried.’ ‘I know, I ...

Wisteria Lane

On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
wysteria lane Unlike many houses of God poking up through the mishmash skyline of Norwich, the old church of St Giles, so ancient it got a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086, is still saving souls today. At this time of year, it’s ringed by a dripping abundance of wisteria and very pretty it looks too. As the ...

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

On Saturday, May 30th, 2015
high-heel I’m a little tied up at the moment (said the the vicar to the dominatrix) with Turkey Street stuff so here’s something silly about shoes prompted by the giant heel currently kicked off in the concourse of our local shopping centre. Cinderella must be massive. I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes. Oprah ...

And Through the Square Window by Jack Scott

On Saturday, August 10th, 2013
red-cherry-picker   We live in a quiet city street, a no-through road. The Weaver’s cottage stands alone in a sea of offices and sheltered housing schemes; worker bees and old folk live in perfect harmony. We get footfall but very little traffic. Then one day, the peace was breached by a pincer movement of mechanical cherry ...

‘Life in the Old Blog Yet’ by Jack Scott

On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
art-of-blogging (1) These days, I think I know a thing or two about this blogging lark but when I started in 2010, I hadn’t a clue. I learned the trade the hard way, through trial and error. It was a trial and there were loads of errors. Mine was a solitary journey. I did quite well for ...

‘Art for Art’s Sake’ by Jack Scott

On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
posters   As well as running a little workshop about blogging (a chat with one man and his dog, no doubt), I’m also exhibiting the Perking the Pansies book at Pride Without Prejudice at the St Margaret’s Church of Art. The gig starts tomorrow and continues for a fortnight. Can my irreverent take on the emigrey soap opera with my ...

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