Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rail ramblings…

Coming back into Hull on the train the other day, I noticed that someone, probably Hull City Council, had erected a massive sign for passengers to see as they arrive in the city. In very large letters it says ‘This … Continue reading

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‘…and don’t let me catch you reading again…’

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is like a clear soup or broth. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose, the world being the way that it is, it is probably a disadvantage having the ability to think. It just makes us miserable… If … Continue reading

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More small items…

Excuses for being late. No 37. ‘I’m sorry I’m late, but there was nowhere to park my landcruiser.’ A single overheard remark: ‘You talk like a brick…’ A couple of days ago I saw a quite well dressed old chap … Continue reading

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The Pink Wall of Tat…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘langued’ – of a beast, with a tongue in a separate colour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may recall dear reader, I have in my home something I call my ‘Pink Wall of Tat’ … Continue reading

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What a cool guy!

A chap who was, and of course is, a coeval of mine desperately wanted to be a 1960s sort of person. It shouldn’t have been difficult – it was the 1960s after all. He used to know all the details … Continue reading

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Mm… that’s cool…

But first… ‘Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘herm’ – a rectangular pillar terminating in a head or bust (usually of Hermes) used to mark boundaries in ancient Greece. Hence the phrase ‘herm sweet herm’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mum…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘At … Continue reading

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Some more overheard and misheard snatches of street conversation…

‘Black enamel ham’ ‘We’ve been grapefruit’ ‘No. that’s ridiculous!’ ‘Roo plain stick’ ‘Heaven take me’ ‘break inferior…’ ‘The laptips chain’ ‘Just one or two last night’ ‘Goodness me bark’ ‘Just seven years with him…’ ‘What happened unfortunately…’ ‘Do you not … Continue reading

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