Monthly Archives: June 2015

Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to go down to your local supermarket and practise your juggling skills using cartons of milk, vegetables, and tinned goods from the shelves. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘A misrepresentation to the punters.’ ‘A smart button to … Continue reading

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Gadgets, gadgets! (3) – Dealing with curvatures…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: marasmus, maquis, mopstick, manyplies, manumit, and bulse. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Extra marks will … Continue reading

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Late night chocolate and charcoal…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s arthropod is the surprisingly sanguine lobster. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The other evening I had my next door neighbour round to watch a TV documentary on the life of the recently departed blues singer B. B. King; it … Continue reading

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Yes Officer, he had an undulating closure line…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature scattered crystal hues, pockets of iridescence, a small paper bag of soft white clouds and a lone parsnip left on the top of a wall slowly going brown in the palpable sunshine. … Continue reading

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Space Provision…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the idea of athletics. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is this an intriguing photograph, or is it really a bit boring? I think I’d better leave that up to you dear reader… Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Some short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s 19th c. English expletive is Cheese and crust! – an obvious euphemism for Jesus Christ. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 255. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found a live mongoose in my cabinet … Continue reading

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Jim, Bones, John and Emma…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of the domed chrome kettle on the hob booming and thudding as it comes to the boil. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… TV… So, should I watch an episode of the original 1960s Star Trek, … Continue reading

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