Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mrs Snetty and the odour…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: bright brown, bright grey, bright maroon, and dull white. There now… isn’t that nice? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘Why does our little room at the back smell awful?’ ‘Does it dear?’ ‘Yes Mummy … Continue reading

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Christ in a box…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: hatti-sherif, sphendone, haruspex, doucine, and cacodoxy. I expect to hear some of these words used correctly over breakfast tomorrow morning. Marks will also be awarded for nicely combed hair. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here … Continue reading

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Under the desk with Veronica…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to lie down flat on the floor, stretch out your arms and your legs, open your mouth wide and inhale and exhale two or three times, then stand up again and get back … Continue reading

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Another lino print anyone?

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Captain Beefheart quote is: ‘The wheel driver sparkled like an Indian flint…’ The Captain. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look! Here is another of my lino prints. The image is about 8″ by 6″ on white drawing paper and … Continue reading

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In praise of an old film…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s bird-of-paradise is the drab nunty* one. (*Nunty: A northern English word meaning frumpy or dowdy.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A favourite film of mine, which I recommend that you seek out dear reader, is ‘Sullivan’s Travels’ (1941) directed … Continue reading

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How about some more snatches of overheard cafe conversation?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s extract from my heraldry book is: ‘An example of the tricking of a crest, each colour is denoted by letters of the heraldic tincture.’ I shall be asking questions on this tomorrow morning… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘She … Continue reading

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Short, but pithy…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: spancel, manjack, castrametation, hephthemimer, cyclostyle, and nete. Please try to introduce all of these into your conversation today. Marks will be awarded for punctuality and well polished shoes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for … Continue reading

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