Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dralon and Chant in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary words is ‘Dithyramb’ – an ancient Greek hymn sung in honour of Bacchus. I often find myself humming the odd dithyramb whilst strolling down to the pub… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, there I was in the … Continue reading

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How to improve your photography….

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: ‘Ebullient’, ‘Foetid’, Disarming’, and ‘Rugged’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How to improve your photography in one easy step… Yes, that’s right – burn or delete all your bad pictures! Well, possibly not… This piece is really … Continue reading

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Bits, bits, bits….

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for dusty tendrils of fiscal ivy to cling to the intra-day high trading price, whilst the Dow Jones smokes a quiet cigarette outside. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.127. I’m sorry I’m … Continue reading

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Wave crests are blown into froth…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is ‘stellion’ – a Levantine lizard with starry spots. I often get them scuttling away under the bath when I open the bathroom door unexpectedly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Let’s have some more from that junk … Continue reading

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Quasi-Stella Object…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to lie face down on a thick rug, elevate your lower legs, and wiggle your toes as fast as you can. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘David.’ ‘Yes Veronica?’ ‘What are your opinions on people who change … Continue reading

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That’s about the size of it…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘chequey’ – covered all over with squares of equal size in two alternating colours. It means that you can have a quick game of chess on your shield in between skirmishes in … Continue reading

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Drama in plaster…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather is formed from parabolic hoops of polished brass with bright dangling roses on yellow strings. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here… have a look at another of my old black and white photographs! This one I think, is … Continue reading

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Oh dear, more overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured dance is the ‘Yowla’. Come on Veronica let’s give it a try, yes I know that we haven’t got a rifle to spin and throw, but this old Fender Telecaster will do. That’s it, … Continue reading

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A few leftover items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: Statesmanlike, Sugary, Pickled, and Antifungal. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No.126. I’m sorry I’m late, but my scat singing class ran on a bit late. Yes, she thoroughly wasted her life, she ended … Continue reading

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The sounds of Mayonnaise…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Shaft-Ring’ or ‘Annulet’ – a motif of the C12th and C13th consisting of ring round a shaft. Oh… is that all? I was hoping for more than that… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I just had … Continue reading

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An audience with Veronica…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the empty cardboard box blowing down the street and rolling into a bank for a cup of coffee with the manager. Oh, how we tittered over our lozenges! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘David…’ … Continue reading

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What the TV ads have been telling us…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s biscuit is the enigmatic dark brown bourbon waiting to be dipped into strong milky tea. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The latest styles – over-fifties life cover – make it yours! – discover a place in the world – … Continue reading

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Pigeon, mouse, and Bach…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature descending smiling tortoises together with a whiff of azure and cream in the balmy air. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’d not heard from Veronica crush, writer and poet from the glory days of the Hull … Continue reading

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Children and builders and men in suits…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘Machicolation’ – A gallery or parapet projecting on brackets and built on the outside of castle towers and walls, with openings in the floor through which to drop molten lead, burning oil, … Continue reading

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Some more titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured dance is ‘The Doublebugg’. Come on Veronica, yes, I know it needs three people and there are only two of us, but let’s give it a go. Come on now, shake those great hips … Continue reading

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Glassiness and white horses…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘bonacon’ – a mythical heraldic beast. Well, the book says that they are mythical, but I often get them at the back of my house sniffing around the rubbish bins. Google Image … Continue reading

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Would you mind not tapping please…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for us to see the Euro scuttle under the carpet and down a knot-hole in the floor, only to reappear as the Queen of the Night in a bright shining currency bubble … Continue reading

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It’s a Cosmic Accident…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: ‘Granular’, ‘Ravishing’, ‘Dense’, and ‘Bubbly’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gosh, this is scary! Yes, it is another cover from one of the ‘Badger Books’ from my small collection – jolly good British pulp science fiction from … Continue reading

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We are all in the same…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘nymphaeum’ – ‘a temple of the nymphs’ – but generally a Roman pleasure-house, especially one containing fountains and statues. There was one of these opened up next door, but it closed down … Continue reading

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Instant surrealism with Doom…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the golf ball bouncing down the stone spiral staircase in the cathedral during vespers. Oh, how our shoulders shook with silent mirth! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I bumped into Simon Doom, writer and … Continue reading

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