Monthly Archives: October 2011

Old people talk…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘aumbrey’ – a cupboard or recess used to keep sacred vessels in. Of course, I use mine for my plectra and capodastro. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s beautiful, now they’ve got it finished. Hard to … Continue reading

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Just a shoe…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is the verb ‘sowth’ – Scottish, to whistle or hum softly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a photograph I took a couple of weeks ago. Years ago, when I gave up a civil engineering degree … Continue reading

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Crush and the tumbling die…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of a crystal chandelier being dropped onto a marble floor. Please think of a word that could describe this sound. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> At last, word from Veronica Crush, writer and poet from the … Continue reading

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Smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are misty grey, pineapple yellow, and taupe. Charming… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.82. I’m sorry I’m late, but there was a line of goslings crossing the road. British Airways are currently running an … Continue reading

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Moving words….

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘digraph’ – two letters expressing but one sound, for example, the ‘ph’ in the word ‘digraph’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A selection of interesting words noted down from the sides of vans and lorries on … Continue reading

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The wonderful world of philuminy…

But first… Today’s heraldic term is ‘tourteau’ – a red roundel. I always think that the red roundels look the nicest, don’t you? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you are puzzled by the contents of this page, you might like to look at … Continue reading

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Dave’s photo tips…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured amphibian is the northern leopard frog. Google Image Result for http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mnh/nature/frogs/thumbs/images/leopard.jpg >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another recycled old  post from about a year ago when my blog was on myspace. I know some seemingly very … Continue reading

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