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A quick serendipitous snap…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is the final one from my copy of the ‘novel’ Harry Bleachbaker (1976) by N F Simpson – rather than choosing a part of the text, this is an extract from the blurb on … Continue reading

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The elegant rip and some local flotsam…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Raymond Chandler sitting drinking whisky and watching the sun go down over Sunset Boulevard in 1949. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Right then, I really must get … Continue reading

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Two snaps from Dulltown UK…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one trumpeting down her smart phone while everyone is trying to enjoy the BBC Proms from the Royal Albert Hall on the TV. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I really must try to … Continue reading

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Moderate pricer and nice girls…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: adjectival, bisulcate, growly, monadelphous, rounceval, plucky, and lachrymal. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A while back, oh, over a month ago, I showed you a pencil drawing of mine from 2009 of four matchbox labels … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4723…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: Rockefeller red, gusset green, portmanteau pink, khedive khaki, festschrift faun, and the colour of the funny rash that Peter had for a month last winter. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you see from the number on … Continue reading

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Above the eye line at the Golden Bengal…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Harry Bleachbaker 1976, a novel by N. F. Simpson: (NFS) …Mrs Treplachly, who among many other ventures in the general field of sympathizing ran her own School of Sympathizing in Lower Regent … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a distant church bell in the quiet of a snowy Sunday morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 375. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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