Monthly Archives: January 2020

Yet another lino print happening then Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few hours left now!): Today’s anaconda is the one stretched out and snoozing on the luggage rack on the train down to London. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I seem to have drifted into doing another … Continue reading

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Something is forming in the dust…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: (Europe, gosh we’ll be leaving tomorrow!): Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a few weeks ago: Martha danced automatically, feeling not so much the rhythm of the … Continue reading

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Wetness with blocks, from above…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only two days to go!): Today’s instruction is to address everyone you meet, without exception, with the words, ‘Hello dreamboat!’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, I don’t know about this one!’ ‘What is it that you don’t know … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, just three days left!): Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: ribald, amitotic, penthemimeral, spoffish, Zaporogian, nullifidian, and bamboozled. (Click?) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 435. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was having a problem … Continue reading

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No, no, this isn’t surrealism…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left to go!): Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a porcupine – it does sharpen pencils really well, but is rather difficult to hold in the hand comfortably. … Continue reading

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Excuse me, did you just say ‘gamboge’?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s anaconda is the one slithering around the hardware section of the supermarket looking for door knobs. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I have a big fat red one at home.’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘A big … Continue reading

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Some more of those spare Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, just a few days left!): Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read a couple of months ago. Dreyer started to dance with one of the pretty sisters, and … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only one week to go!): Today’s confused film star is Pidney Soitier. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Thaty, thaty, thaty!’ ‘Carundles, and one weep at a time.’ ‘An easy Jesus, yes!…’ ‘Let go, and then continue to bounce John.’ … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s your new lino print then Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s interesting fish names are: the Yellowtail Amberjack, the Slipmouth, the Tubeshoulder, the Pineapplefish, the Opah, and the Handfish. If you were dining in a posh restaurant and wanted to … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days to go!): Today’s fruit, having body image issues, and has started a course of exercises at the local gym, is the pomegranate. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Geoff Bummage was taking an evening walk with … Continue reading

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Is it worth waiting for a bus then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe. (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s dictionary words are: magniloquent, wampish, zwanziger, lucarne, delphin, and attemper. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4743…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s anaconda is the one blatantly occupying six seats in the otherwise full cinema, the film is Frozen 2. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s another of my silly mail art postcards, a … Continue reading

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Oh no Dave! Not blogging about blogging?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s clever-sounding foreign word is Weltanschauung. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I started this blogging lark I decided that I should try to post something every day – I’m not quite sure why, but it is something creative to … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s anaconda is the one trying out sofas and settees in a posh department store. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 431. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was looking for something suitable to put on … Continue reading

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Yet another design for a lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s colourful Irish expletive is Bejaises! – an obvious corruption of By Jesus. Even saying this word immediately makes one sound Irish! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, here we go again! It’s funny, isn’t it? I hadn’t done any … Continue reading

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Yes, there was something in the night…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read a few weeks ago, marking in pencil my favourite bits of Nabby’s writing. Martha, on her husband: With her whole being she … Continue reading

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Some rambling on about QWERTY and the end of the world…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, hare heliotrope, racoon red, terrapin turquoise, ox orange, viper violet, gannet green, and that odd streak of yellow in the sunset just before a torrential downpour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> QWERTY, QWERTY, … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the café hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the RMS Titanic. Very elegant, but a bit heavy, and a very disappointing pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You-oo, so long – leaf break away, evening ideas…’ ‘Tell me dust … Continue reading

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The melting runny wet beast…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s person I’d hate to get stuck in a jammed lift with is Conservative politician Jacob Rees-Mogg. (click here) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I took last September. So, what is it Dave? I hear you ask. Well, … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: speckled, amphisbaenic, glebous, sphenoid, logographic, gratulant and bulbous. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> £10 completely free! – online slot-sites! – half price for six months, magic! – come on, let’s do this! – you don’t … Continue reading

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