Perky & Friends

The place for random penguin musings and the home of the Linkin Park Penguin

Perky’s Party (#Perkty)

  • So I’ve decided I am going to have a penguin party because I think it’s time I did some hosting and YOU are all invited.
  • So I hope you can all join me @perky_penguin on twitter on Sunday 19th May – 7pm (UK), for a party penguin style!
  • But there is a catch – you have to bring something/come something beginning with the letter P! And to be sure you can be admitted entry make sure you use the #perkty hashtag (i.e. short for Perky’s Party).
  • Note: the music we party to must also begin with the letter P (e.g. Parklife by Blur, or anything by Pink), but there is of course an exceptions (anything by Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise or Fort Minor is acceptable ;-D)
  • In case you haven’t got any ideas here are what some of my pals at home are bringing/coming as:
Tootsie is coming with his pillow

Tootsie is coming with his pillow

Tenpence is bringing a penny

Tenpence is bringing a penny

Pebbles is bringing a pebble

Pebbles is bringing a pebble

Pete is bringing a pea

Pete is bringing a pea

Whilst Minty is bringing a different kind of Pea

Whilst Minty is bringing a different kind of Pea

And finally Tatty bear is coming as a penguin (original!)

And finally Tatty bear is coming as a penguin (original!)

So get your pink and purple glad rags on and come and have a penguin party with Perky and his pals!


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Tenpence saw some brum brums (at Beaulieu)

What with supervising lady human I haven’t been able to tell you all about the latest trip Tenpence took with the humans (i.e. as usual he stowed away; this time in lady’s bag, and he prevented hunger by eating the Haribo he found there).

When Tenpence goes on these trips he doesn’t usually know where he’s going and being stuck in the bag for the whole journey he had no idea where he was going this time.  When he got there he found lots of cars, but then he realised it was the car park.  However, even when he got into the attraction there were still lots of cars, which confused him a bit, but then he realised that it was the motor museum in Beaulieu.

There were some really good exhibits and lots of cars from TV and film, like Top Gear, James Bond and Mr Bean, where Tenpence spotted a Teddy to befriend.


Top Gear ‘Nissank’


Car from the James Bond exhibit (can you tell I’m not a fan?!)


Flying car from Harry Potter

TP Bean

Tenpence’s new friend

I asked him what his favourite part of the day was, and given there were lots of telly cars like the ones above I thought he’d choose one of them, but no. In Beaulieu Tenpence was interested in fire and things that go bang! (Shouldn’t be surprised really).



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Tenpence didn’t go to Legoland

The humans went to Legoland recently and guess where Tenpence was?

silly penguin

silly penguin

So this isn’t actually a post about Tenpence, but one about the humans.  They tell me that there were a distinct lack of penguins, which is disappointing, but this monkey was cute.

small monkey


Whilst they were there they somehow managed to travel the world…

legoland pics

And intergalactic Star Wars space…


If that wasn’t enough they travelled back in time to meet the Egyptians and the dinosaurs!


But there were no penguins, so not sure what the point was penguinally?!

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Tenpence Takes Another Trip

I decided that, as I was doing such a rubbish job at blogging recently, I would let Tenpence show you his pics of a recent trip he took.  Well I say ‘took’ – as usual he stowed away in the human’s pocket, but apparently they didn’t notice as they were having such a lovely time themselves.

First he went to see some hay, but there doesn’t appear to be much hay there in my opinion – lots of books and bookshops though.  And apparently Tenpence is in this picture somewhere – can you spot him?

Can you spot Tenpence?

Can you spot Tenpence?

He was pretty pleased with the hotel that the humans had chosen to stay in .  They had a lovely meal in the restaurant, but they didn’t have any pockets for him to hide in then, so he had to stay in the hotel room and make do with cookies.  Whilst there he enjoyed the view and had fun playing in the windows.



And he certainly made the most of the peace and quiet whilst the humans weren’t there…


Apparently the humans are off to Legoland soon – bet he’ll stowaway on that trip too – I must admit, that does sound fun!

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TenPence In Da Snow

I prefer to stay indoors....

I prefer to stay indoors….

But Tenpence is a very different type of penguin!

But Tenpence is a very different type of penguin!

At one point he got a little bit stuck

At one point he got a little bit stuck

But he did have lots of fun

But he did have lots of fun

And was ready just in case someone picked on him!

And was ready just in case someone picked on him!

Now he's drying off in the warm :D

Now he’s drying off in the warm 😀

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Twime for My Bling

First of all I must apologise for not blogging as often as I did when I first started.  It’s cos I have other equally cool stuff to be doing and I get easily distracted by my Tumblr blog because there are so many cool pics of penguins and Linkin Park (understandable; I am sure you’ll agree).

Also, I am not sure what to write about – guess I have so much fun doing the actual stuff I forget to tell you all about it in detail and stick to the odd tweet and pic before I move on to the next thing.  But even though he is equally as busy as me, my pal Reddy did manage to find the twime (my new word for twitter time) to suggest I tell you all about my bling.  Good as topic as any I suppose.

So basically I have decided that a piece of jewellery the lady human got for Christmas looks much better on me.  (It came in an actual penguin case too, but I have been assured that it wasn’t made from a real penguin).  I think it makes me look gangsta.  I tried rapping once and that didn’t work out too good, so maybe this will help with my credibility?  (Man human says it makes me look happy, which isn’t the exact image I was going for in this instance and it is a kind of a given (as I am Perky Penguin), but part of me is thinking he meant something else by it?).  Anyway, I am quite attached to it now, but if the lady human leaves enough cayks in the kitchen I suppose I will let her borrow it when she wants it.

My Bling

Penguin Bling

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My Letter to Santa

santa letter

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What a stitch up!

This isn’t really a pastime, but it was quite an event.  I had to have stitches because I had a little hole in my chest and my stuffing had begun to fall out.  This worried lady human a lot as she had noticed that I am getting squished as I get older anyway.  So she thought if I had a stitches operation then she could add some more stuffing.  It was quite a tiny hole mind you to start with so you might not even be able to notice:

before op

The operation itself was quite short.  But getting new stuffing in was quite difficult as it was very staticy so the humans gave up and just stitched me instead.


I think they did quite a good job:

after op

And my twitter pals have been very supportive too – I got lots of cayks!

cayks from boo boo

cayk from Reddy

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November Rain

We didn’t really get much of a summer here in the UK, but winter is definitely coming and as usual it’s raining and it gets dark early now the clocks have gone back.  However, it means that Christmas won’t be long 😀 And that’s when the Christmas penguins come to visit.

Christmas Penguins

But that’s in December and we have to get through November first.

I’ve been keeping myself busy editing my PhD paperwork and supporting lady human with hers – the deadline is the end of November so this is a very important month. As November is quite a big deal this year I particularly enjoyed the last day of October, which is Halloween.  I dressed up as Count Perkula in the end.

Count Perkula

We didn’t get many trick or treaters, but that’s ok because that means there are more sweets left for me! I also kept myself busy last night by participating in my first ever LPU chat with Adam.  It passed the time and got me thinking I really need to do something new for my Linkin Park Penguin campaign…

‘Hercule Perky’


Finally I have started to participate in Movember.  This is my current mustache, but not sure about the style so I might experiment as the month goes on.

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Halloween Penguin

So Halloween time is nearly upon us.  If I’m lucky lady human might buy a pumpkin to carve, but if not we’re definitely getting sweeties in for the trick or treaters.  That’s always good news because if there is some left over I get to eat them.  But I was thinking I could trick or treat the humans myself then I’m bound to get treats.  The only problem is I can’t decide on my costume…what do you think?

Witch Perky

Pumpkin Perky

Count Perkula


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