Category Archives: colours

Spatter Painting No. 37…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s expletive is an Australian one – Bovril! It is a euphemism for Bullshit! – Bovril being an old-fashioned dark beefy sticky meat extract often consumed diluted in hot water as a revolting salty drink. (B) … Continue reading

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Bold Persil Fairy Lenor Jungle Rescue outshone…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old wrinkled black and white snapshot is the one of me shaking hands with Her Majesty the Queen in 1962 – a second after that she kicked me in the shin for saying something untoward … Continue reading

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It was a mere speck on Condor’s screen…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from the Sherlock Holmes story: The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton: Holmes: “See here!” He took a neat little leather case out of a drawer, and opening it he … Continue reading

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Worth their weight in gold…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: bullish black, scatterbrain scarlet, moping mauve, pungent pink, grunting green and vulgar vermilion. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, when on a day out in the more upmarket city of Leeds, about 60 miles west … Continue reading

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The half-engineer, with plane…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is strut: in roofing, a timber, either upright, connecting the tie-beam with the rafter above it, or sloping, connecting a king- or queen-post to the rafter. I hope that you have that clear … Continue reading

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A most up to date method of divination…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: bullock brown, transparent turquoise, fidgety fawn, aromatic azure, rapscallion rouge, post box pink, and gripping grey. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s pretend that we are nice middle class folk living in Britain in the … Continue reading

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Warning: Don’t step too close to the hatch!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: ragged russet, yelping yellow, booming burgundy, memorable mauve, bouncing beige and octagon orange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, it’s a bit confusing isn’t it?… I suppose I could have cropped the left-hand side of the picture … Continue reading

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