Category Archives: cafe

Do you mind if I sit here?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a man with a Nemes headdress, or double crown and snake, the god Atum. His cult centre is Heliopolis and his associations are: totality, creator, and solar. … Continue reading

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The ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ puzzle…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: boiling black, fizzy fawn, magnificent mauve, gob-smack green, peppermint pink and brackish blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part One: A couple of evenings ago I watched on TV the 1986 film Jumpin’ Jack Flash starring Whoopi … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chatoyant, chavender, chaulmoogra, chaud-melle, charlock, charqui, and bullyrag. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Leeds City Art Gallery…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured rodent is Val’s gundi – he’s very cute. (VG) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The city of Leeds, about an hour away from Dulltown on the train, has a pretty good art gallery, however a while back its … Continue reading

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Sharpening the little pocket knife to avoid embarrassment later on…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the short story A Busy Man (1931) by Vladimir Nabokov: …there exist people endowed with principles, ideals – sick souls gravely affected by problems of faith and morality; they are not artists … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: placating pink, carousing cream, Rabelaisian russet, gillaroo green, scalene scarlet and mousey mauve. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Your eyes, your eyes, ‘neath your eyes…’ ‘Pamelai, Pamelai, everybody bird!’ ‘No-one dig a pie like these girl.’ ‘Blink!… … Continue reading

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An afternoon in the City of Culture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: risible, sleek, varsal, operose, butyric, and feathered. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part one: So, as this UK City of Culture is host to the world-renowned Turner Prize annual art exhibition I thought that, as … Continue reading

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