Monthly Archives: July 2015

On the descending slope…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s colours are: taupe, russet, taupe, russet, taupe, russet, and lilac. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few days ago I was walking with a bag of shopping on the wide long paved slope down to the road from the … Continue reading

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Overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation… (Office style)

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Toady’s carefully selected adjectives are: crunchy, hortative, stupendous, wappend, chirpy, flagitious, and icy. I think hortative is my favourite. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Derfergee for gnats?’ ‘She’s very good at asking Joe.’ ‘Just say that you know of that … Continue reading

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Oh dear, another architectural rant…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the idea of blancmange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The other day I came across that cute phrase from the early 20th c. that is used regularly in architectural chat: Form Follows Function. Did … Continue reading

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What? No coconut macaroons?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s rather weak Victorian expletive is Oh Blankity Blank! – hardly worth bothering to utter at all… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Good morning sir. What can I get for you today?’ ‘Right, yes… A regular cappuccino, a pot of … Continue reading

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My inherited glandular formula…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: asseverate, assart, asphodel, assignat, assuefaction, and brool. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As tomorrow is a … Continue reading

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Using the cabinet scraper…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s mammoth is the one sitting on the park bench in the sunshine occasionally sniffing his armpits. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a nice picture I took last December. My neighbour Dave really loves his woodwork.

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Good God! The art’s moving about!…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to phone up the Prime Minister and ask him what he’s got planned for when all the bees have died and we’ve got nothing to eat. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… Yes… sloping… You may recall … Continue reading

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