Monthly Archives: June 2016

A few titchy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: crispy crimson, verdant vermilion, wishy-washy white, crunchy chrome yellow, and ingenious indigo. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 297. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found a big fat wyvern snoozing on my … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s 18th c. expletive is Arrah now! which Captain Francis Grose describes, in the his Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785), as ‘An unmeaning expletive, frequently used by the Vulgar Irish.’ It’s pretty innocuous isn’t … Continue reading

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That’s a very attractive dog you have there…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the mouth of hell. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Do you think that dogs and cats will ever start wearing lipstick and makeup?’ ‘What?… That’s ridiculous!’ ‘No, it’s not. Do you think … Continue reading

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Rambling on about flags…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature moistness in vestibules, egg-shaped white clouds, bees looking puzzled, frogs glancing upwards, and a blueness that is fresh and exhilarating. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is a rather drab and uninteresting photograph. How’s that for … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 10…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s (not very) random dictionary words are: theriac, theurgy, thowless, thrasonic, threap, and bumbaze. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The … Continue reading

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A tale of two taps…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of a fresh spring morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This blogging thing… I really do try to be ‘interesting’, and not burden you, my dear reader, with the trivialities … Continue reading

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Linocut lunacy…

But first… Dulltown, Europe… Oops!… I think we’d better start getting used to… Dulltown, UK: Today’s choice adjectives are: functional, Cantuarian, irrevocable, sheepish, pilose, dazzling, and dripping. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a small linocut print of mine from a few years … Continue reading

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