Monthly Archives: October 2015

Rambling about Leeds UK…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is Beton Brut – ‘concrete in the raw’, that is, concrete left in its natural state when the formwork has been removed. Sometimes special formwork is used to show clearly the timber graining … Continue reading

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A few smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a cumulonimbus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 269. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found a George III half-sovereign in a tin of cream of mushroom … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4547…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: araba, silladar, lubfish, pantisocracy, vamplate, and oubliette. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Incidentally the professor … Continue reading

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Some items from ‘Enquire Within’. (2)…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will have an active vertical liquid component, with side draughts of trembling leaves, momentary hemispherical pond bubbles, and rat-a-tat tapping on window panes. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we today look at another of my tatty old … Continue reading

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Magritte, he was a jolly good chap…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the idea of English versions of American English muffins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I have always liked Rene Magritte’s famous painting from 1928, This is Not a Pipe, (that should really be … Continue reading

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Brownlow and the Prof. in deep waters…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fruit bat is the one who eats only sausages and bacon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a rehashed piece from my early days of blogging when I was on that odd thing called Myspace: ‘Good morning Brownlow, did … Continue reading

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So, Jesus’s mother…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s peacock is the drab nunty one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘So anyway, Mary, in the bible…’ ‘Which one?’ “Which one?’ Are there more than one?’ ‘Yes, at least two.’ ‘Really?’ ‘Oh yes, there’s the Virgin Mary, and there’s … Continue reading

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