Monthly Archives: May 2018

Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first, Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: prozymite pink, yurt yellow, bugong blue, atrabilious azure, frippery fawn, and a delicate sort of off-white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It’s challenge time!…’ ‘He was running the chops Danny.’ ‘Er, ner, ner, that’s an interesting one … Continue reading

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I was just passing the barber’s shop…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is impalement: the placing of two coats of arms side by side on a single shield. (Impalement) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I took earlier this month – is there enough verticality in it for … Continue reading

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Decalcomania monoprint with deliberate messiness…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one sporting a frog’s head, is Kuk or sometimes Kek. His cult centre is Hermopolis Magna and his associations are: primeval and darkness. (Kek-Kuk) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This morning dear reader, how about … Continue reading

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Just one or two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: baphometric, carbocyclic, ecardinate, niched, bouncy, and scroddled. I think my favourite has to be scroddled, something to do with pottery techniques I am led to understand… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. … Continue reading

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Ah, this must be the visitors’ centre…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word parsimony. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear reader you may, or may not have noticed that I didn’t post yesterday’s piece until very late in the day – and … Continue reading

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The sound of things being hit…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s combined food and insult is – You pancake tosser! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Have you ever thought about the sounds that things make when you hit them?’ ‘What, like saucepans, gongs, noses, or cars in supermarket car parks, … Continue reading

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Shadows lunged… the pulsating floor…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the Gigue – a lively Baroque dance, usually with a compound metre and which can be contrapuntal in texture. Come on Stella! Let’s gigue around the kitchen! Oh dear, mind that pan of … Continue reading

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