Monthly Archives: January 2019

Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one busy rearranging and dusting all the ornaments on the mantelpiece and sideboard using her trunk and a feather duster. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 396. I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Dave, do you ever take cheese photographs?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like President Trump’s little sneering mouth. Not a very stylish teapot, and it is a very poor pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey!… Does anyone here like cheese?… Hm, yes, I … Continue reading

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Spatter painting No. 36…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: waratah, knotenschiefer, colibri, menhaden, strongyle, and woodburytype. 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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What’s in Ugg’s handy snake-skin pouch?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Sally-port. A postern gate or passage underground from the inner to outer works of a fortification. I used to have a sally-port, but I had it filled in as soon as I … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very interesting fish names are: the Devil Ray, the Black Scabbardfish, the Flying Gurnard, the Kokopu, the Yellowtail Horse Mackerel, and the Popeye Catalufa. If I had a cat I think I’d name it after … Continue reading

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Rambling on about ‘Sculpture No. 9’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word sludge. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sculpture No 9. 2012. Painted hardwood about 14″ high. You see dear reader, the problem with doing black sculptures is that they are … Continue reading

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Sugar of lead with two grains of opium please…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word brackish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here we go again, visiting that strange world of Britain back in the 1930s. If you had a bit of money back then, … Continue reading

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