Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Bison mad!’

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘mural coronet’ – a circlet of stone with battlements or columns. I had a door-to-door herald round yesterday trying to sell me one, but I couldn’t be persuaded. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg!… Ugg!…’ ‘Yes?’ … Continue reading

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Simon in the evening…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is rumbling like a baby elephant’s belly, but with splashes of iridescence streaking across the dusty Axminster. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> More weather, but this time as a piece of prose scrawled in green ballpoint pen on … Continue reading

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A giraffe with croutons…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sounds are: the bees humming, the birds singing, the click of willow on leather and people screaming and dying in a distant country on the radio. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Veronica Crush, writer and poet from the glory … Continue reading

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Short and daft items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the Queen dreaming about finding herself on a crowded bus with a fat old corgi and no money. Oh, how we laughed! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.122. I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Look out everyone, here come the giant beavers!

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured dance is ‘the moonwalk’. Come on Veronica, slide those feet. Mm, nice ankle movement there! Oh, how gracefully you float my dear! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, wonderful! Yes, this is another ‘Badger Book’, a British pulp … Continue reading

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What the TV ads have been telling us…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s shopping list: broccoli, black wax, extra-strong white bread flour, 400 grit wet & dry paper, beetroot, white-board pens, tomatoes, 2 mouse traps, 2 wooden rolling pins, chicken tikka masala ready meal, pair of compasses, shampoo. … Continue reading

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But where’s your research?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: Parsimonious, Flaming, Chromed, and Buttered. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So what we like to see is evidence of all the stages in the development of the ideas for your piece, your source material, your sketches, your … Continue reading

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