Monthly Archives: March 2012

Doom’s battery of cells…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dance is the ‘Texas Tommy’. Come on Veronica… a kick and a hop, three times on each foot, followed by a slide. Yes, that looks good, but do put a bit of life into it!  … Continue reading

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More titchy bits…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of a short but very thick piece of bamboo, dropped from a great height, landing on the roof of a shiny new Nissan Armada. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.111. I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Outrageousness in bronze…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for droplets of dollars landing on supine fat crocodiles, their bellies glinting in the silver moonlight. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, what a very nice and aesthetically stimulating day out it was! Oh, and no, … Continue reading

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Tony’s nose…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘habergeon’ – a sleeveless mail-coat, which is apparently lighter than a hauberk… Me, I don’t even know what a ‘mail-coat’ is… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I bumped into Tony Mayonnaise, writer and poet from the … Continue reading

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What have the TV ads been telling us today?

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the drummer, the accountant, and the estate agent, all turning up to meet Her Majesty dressed as sheep. How we laughed uproariously! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A helping hand from Tesco. Spend forty … Continue reading

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Roses and canephora…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘canephora’ – A sculptured female figure carrying a basket on her head. I happen to have two or three of them in my atrium. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Good afternoon sir, how can I be … Continue reading

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Beaming through the wheat…

But first… Dultown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to loosen all the strings, pour a pint of hot milk into the sound hole, and embarrass it by ignoring it for an hour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘David…’ ‘Yes Veronica?’ ‘I see that you have … Continue reading

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Smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: Lank, Perky, Bumptious, and Iridescent. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.109. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to burn some incriminating documents. This morning a childhood memory came flooding back. I opened … Continue reading

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Artist’s statements…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s piece of classical music is Mozart’s ‘Double Concerto for Clarinet and Meat Pie’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here, I am recycling another old post from the period when my blog was on Myspace – oh, dark days of … Continue reading

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Veronica on cutlery…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for sharp currency icicles skewering warm round moribund assets across the board. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, that was unexpected – yet another airmail envelope from Veronica Crush, writer and poet from the glory days … Continue reading

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Oh, the skill and dexterity…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘pageant helmet’ – a helmet with ornamental bars across the face. I have one in my cupboard, but only wear it at home in the evenings whilst watching television. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Those unfortunate … Continue reading

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Overheard, or misheard, snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the two taxi drivers fighting over a picture of Steven Seagal wearing a bikini. Oh how we chuckled and slapped our thighs… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Trapped in balsa.’ ‘Chair sarcasm.’ ‘Quell it, … Continue reading

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‘I’ll be back…’

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Guttae’ – small drop-like projections carved below the tenia under each triglyph on a Doric architrave. Well, I glad we’ve got that cleared up, the placing of guttae has been puzzling me … Continue reading

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Not another girl in a flask!

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: Rhapsodic, Flimsy, and Barometric. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, dear reader, it’s another early 1960s cheap British science fiction novel by R. L. Fanthorpe, this time he is going under the name of Lionel Roberts; another … Continue reading

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Titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is of wet dripping banknotes on a clothes line, with heavy bulging pockets of small change down below. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.108. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to arrange … Continue reading

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Hey, look at this interesting box…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘Strigops’ – the kakapo or owl-parrot genus. Look out! Here come the owl-parrots! Let’s quickly duck into this handy vestibule… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You don’t look very cheery today – what’s up?’ ‘Oh, I … Continue reading

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“Yes, I’ve been boning at a manual…”

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘chamfron’ – a horse’s head-guard. I have separate chamfrons for all the horses in my stables. They really don’t like to share you know… Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Dwe9k0JJS1Q/SHZM3vYbVyI/AAAAAAAAA1I/jsPP4O4waxU/s400/DSCF2014.JPG >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is … Continue reading

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Words from the bus window…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured dance is the conga. Come on Veronica, let’s get all the neighbours involved and conga down the street. I’ll wear a funny hat and you can get your maracas out. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here are some … Continue reading

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Getting a bit arty about a photograph…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is composed of horizontal rashers of bacon against a curtain of tiny chocolate eggs descending very slowly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another of my photographs taken recently here in Dulltown. I thought that I might … Continue reading

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Notes on ‘effing and blinding’…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to take it to a specialist and have it welded, you can add the doorknobs and onions to it later when it has cooled down. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘There is nothing clever about swearing…’ is … Continue reading

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