Monthly Archives: August 2019

Walking about in public places…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a cricket ball being struck quite hard to the long on boundary. This teapot though delightful, is not a very good pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s weather will feature rumbling puffy grey from the east, raindrops the size of dinosaur eggs, ground-based gusts flirting with the shrubbery, and a sky sandwich of bright orange and lemon towards dusk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another taken from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: (We are still on the train.) Franz started putting on his raincoat, failed to find the armhole at … Continue reading

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A puzzle photograph, a bit of urban strangeness…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one causing a scene crouching down trying to get on the morning rush hour train, even though the carriage is obviously already full. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! What the hell is going on here? … Continue reading

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What? More smudges Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which I am currently re-reading – it’s great fun! Then the rain began to patter softly against the window: a rillet would … Continue reading

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So Dave, do you live in an appropriate environment?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a bit of spume caught up in the wind on the esplanade on a stormy winter’s day. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you probably know already dear reader, I live … Continue reading

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Well scalded with milk and dipped in monkey soap powder…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one dominating the night club dance floor with her flamboyant style. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Our doorway into the past smells a little bit fusty. This is because it is a battered well-thumbed old hardback … Continue reading

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