Monthly Archives: October 2019

Now, speaking of certainty…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Shakespeare scarlet, Dickens dun, Wilde white, Poe pink, Gogol grey, Twain turquoise, and Machiavelli mauve. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Now look!’ ‘What?’ ‘That’s all very well, but you can’t say for certain!’ ‘Yes, I … Continue reading

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Enquire Within 1934, Part Two – ‘Take out the gizzard…’

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the one sitting in the cafĂ© with a grande cappuccino and a heavily buttered toasted teacake; she is reading this morning’s Financial Times. (Vole) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, this is Part Two. I hope you … Continue reading

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Enquire Within 1934, Part One…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s mistyped word is crinimality. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It has a brownish-red cloth-covered back, front, and spine; it is about an-inch-and-a-quarter (35 mm) thick, and when you pick it up you are surprised how heavy it is – … Continue reading

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No, no, not a landscape…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s stoat is the one in a coat, on a boat, in a moat. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This photograph was taken back in June here in Dulltown. It is a bit drab looking, but using a bit of … Continue reading

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How about some more smudges?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the look and sound of the word myrrh. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I think I am finally coming to the end of the summer series of charcoal and pencil smudge drawings; I … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: Martha threw off her orange peignoir, and as she drew back her elbows to adjust a necklace her angelically lovely … Continue reading

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Could I just interrupt you for a second?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wedge of cheese is the one with intentional mould on it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse me…’ ‘Hang on…’ ‘Excuse me!’ ‘Look, I’m nearly at the end of my song – just a couple of strummed chords left… … Continue reading

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