Monthly Archives: April 2018

Put them into a jugging pot…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novel pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the look on the vicar’s face when a cat starts meowing from the back of the church during his sermon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here we go again! It’s that … Continue reading

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A clearly heard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: winze, wishtonwish, witan, witwall, withe, wistiti, wolfram and rasorial. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Feet have worn the paint off the domes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very old oath, (with local connections) is: From Hell, Hull and Halifax Good Lord Deliver Us! ‘In the medieval wool town of Halifax anyone who stole goods worth 13-1/2 pence or more was executed on … Continue reading

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It was the knob on the piece of chocolate cake…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to wipe down all the brass hand wheels and levers with a damp chamois, tap the dials with a tentative forefinger knuckle, observe any flickering of the needles and movement of the level … Continue reading

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The Lion and the defaced war pages…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: lasting bitter blasts, coconut cream skies, white mountain tops, a deep orange towards dusk, and isolated random raindrops the size of duck eggs. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s that old junk shop book again … Continue reading

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The severity of a normal sans letter…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crumbly, crabbed, Priapic, tomial, hastate, collenchymatous, and bumper. I must admit that I am attracted to the obscure clever-sounding ones, but ‘bumper’ as an adjective has to be my favourite. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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The horrible wall & the local shopping…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined food item and insult is – You muffin dunderhead!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You know, I really should post more of my photos… I take pictures all the time, well not all the time of course, but … Continue reading

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Just a few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word shapely. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 367. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was delayed personalizing my new app. A single overheard remark: ‘Apart … Continue reading

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Advice on buying a camera…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one unsuccessfully trying to hide behind the sofa when the religious people come round. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m thinking of buying a camera.’ ‘Oh yes?’ ‘Hm…’ ‘What about your phone – … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and depth of field…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s cheetah is the fat one with droopy jowls sitting under a tree tucking into a burger and a milk shake. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems a while since we had a look at one of my decalcomania … Continue reading

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Mostly black and white, as you might expect…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word gooseberry. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> An acquaintance of mine, whom I haven’t seen for a year or two, sent me a message on a social medium (social media) … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for figures on bank statements to spin before the eyes and ATMs to snap at plump finger-ends. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What now? Charming chow mein?’ ‘Nigel! Nigel! A comb!…’ ‘It’s a good point for … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4700…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: proglottis, ventil, himation, triquetra, lavolt, and poitrel. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Shadows lunged at me!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: Belgravian, perthitic, whally, scalene, saxicavous, manducatory and snotty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose a lot of people who live on their own watch TV as they eat their evening meal – maybe people … Continue reading

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Doom amongst the pipes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: molecule mauve, yoicks yellow, bobbins brown, voluptuous violet, woolly white, and ripple red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, I don’t know if it was something left over from Dulltown 2017 City of Culture or … Continue reading

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Stella has new boots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s combined insult and food is – You’re an arse omelette!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 87 (2005). Pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Oh, hello Stella. You’re early.’ ‘No, I’m not! What time did you … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s chance keyboard error is: President Chump. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 366. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that my results were skewed. A single overheard remark: ‘I’m physically in debt Barry…’ ‘Are … Continue reading

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Snapped on the train…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one annoying everyone by doing Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland through her trunk. (FFTCM) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture I took, oh, it was at least a … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Outage…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sloth is the one out jogging around the park at dawn. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, you may have noticed, dear and faithful reader, that I didn’t post anything yesterday – I do try to post daily – … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: today’s carefully selected adjectives are: blackened, ultrabasic, mawkish, dancette, cadastral, lupine, entozoic, and rum. (Yes, ‘rum’ can be an adjective.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You just make me wanna heal…’ ‘Under ma skin, I’m galloping new!…’ ‘Girl, girl, oh, … Continue reading

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