It’s time for our regular monthly post about a lost word!

You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit in our minds gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are the spices of the literary world, but I refuse to let them sit in a cupboard and be ignored until they go out of date! Let’s bring them back!


This month’s word is: PEREGRINATE




humorous, archaic

Travel or wander from place to place.


I think this is such a lovely word and one I intend to use more often. Not that I get the chance to peregrinate much!

I hadn’t heard this word before I came across it when I researching for this blog post. It’s not even one my parents have ever used. For me, it conjures up images of the wonderful British countryside. The rugged beauty of the Yorkshire Moors or the Peak District, and the busy farming fields of the south. I would so love to spend some time wandering from place to place, exploring this country, or abroad on my own little Grand Tour, like an eighteenth century gentleman!

Where would you peregrinate if you could? I can’t help get you there, but it’s nice to dream isn’t it?