Monthly Archives: April 2013

Veronica and the fog…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘paradise’: An open court or atrium surrounded by porticos in front of a church. I was once surrounded by some porticos, but that’s another interesting story… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I just received an email … Continue reading

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Stella and the pale washed-out sun…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual first name is Castle (male) – Originally denoting, ‘one who worked in a castle’. Used mainly in the 19th c. but never in great numbers. Phew! I’m glad I wasn’t named Castle – life … Continue reading

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Coffee in the cafe, coffee in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: ‘coarctate’, ‘singular’, ‘gracile’, ‘parotid’, ‘improvident’, and ‘bouncy’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?…’ ‘Can I ask you a question?’ ‘Of course dear, you can ask me anything you like.’ ‘So… why do trendy coffee shops … Continue reading

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The Chap on the South Porch…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the fundamentalist Christian and the dinosaur bone. Oh, how we tittered behind the handy Ceratops… Tittering. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This picture is scanned from on old photographic print of mine from about … Continue reading

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More titchy bits…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for bloated golden doubloons to cascade, and for stiff green banknotes to flap nervously in the fiscal gale. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 166. I’m sorry I’m late, but I really … Continue reading

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I bought something really horrible…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to go down to your local supermarket and try to learn to juggle using the apples and oranges in the fruit department. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, a week or two ago I bought something really … Continue reading

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Silent spooky eyes at the window…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary word is dunderfunk : a ship-biscuit, soaked in water, mixed with fat and molasses, and baked in a pan. It sounds great, I might have some for lunch – hot fat and molasses… mm… … Continue reading

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