Monthly Archives: August 2014

Now, where did I put that thesaurus?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s snapshot is the one of me with HRH Prince Charles at Balmoral Castle in 1972 – look at us, arm-in-arm, grinning at the camera… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Following on from yesterday’s post featuring that 1960s Badger Book … Continue reading

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In the black coniferous forest with Lionel…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ebracteate, plumous, fluvial, opuscule, spink, and zalambdodont. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Mrs Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Professor Mouldie is … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No 4473…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature high altitude rashers of pale uncooked bacon accompanied by a disappointingly indistinct poached egg rising out of low glowing pinkness in the east… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh yes, I think it’s time for another … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fine old expletive is ‘Ads Zookers!’ – from the 17th century, a corruption of ‘God’s hooks’ (fingernails). Come on dear reader, let’s start using it again! ‘My phone’s gone dead!… Ads Zookers! Right in the … Continue reading

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Some openings for a few novels…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘moist’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Karl Dank picked the grey fluff and cobwebs from the keyhole of the antique ebony and gilt box using the steel sharp point … Continue reading

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I can almost hear the Sirens…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to collect as many of the tassels as you can in one hand, give them a really good shake, and plunge them into hot soapy water until they stiffen up and their gorgeous … Continue reading

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Upset Mayonnaise…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘By the bithmass!’ – the ‘mass’ part is of course from the holy mass, but my little book on swearing doesn’t mention the ‘bith’ part; perhaps it’s a corruption of ‘birth’, so perhaps … Continue reading

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