Monthly Archives: November 2013

Mayonnaise and the mouse hunt…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘By these pickers and stealers!’ – From the Catechism ‘to keep my hands from picking and stealing’ – this oath dates from the time of Shakespeare. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My mouse wasn’t clicking right… it … Continue reading

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A tale of two art galleries…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘foil’ – A lobe or leaf-shaped curve formed by the cusping of a circle or an arch… ‘The cusping of a circle’ – I think that I’ll have that buzzing in my … Continue reading

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Stella and the whippy thing…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for bankers to be crouching down on all fours on thick pile carpets, lapping up brandy and champagne from cat bowls – they will purr contentedly… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 50. (1993) Pastel … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: dischurch, libbard, eccaleobion, chobdar, and punalua. Please have these words ready in suitable and witty sentences for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘A love-iron relationship.’ ‘You call … Continue reading

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Bang!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: burnt umber, burnt umber, burnt umber, burnt umber, yellow ochre, and burnt umber. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is another scanned print from my days of black and white film and darkroom photography. It looks like … Continue reading

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Tasty Hair Styles…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to bend back flaps A, B, and D, and weight them down temporarily with a small object, run a pencil around the curved wings and snip them out with a pair of garden … Continue reading

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Armageddon and Pronunciation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s ostrich is the one talking on its phone, sheltering from a shower in the doorway of McDonald’s. (Ostrich) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Last night I watched a longish TV documentary (well, I must confess that I was fiddling … Continue reading

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