Category Archives: conversation

A good firm one is always preferable…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to run a finger end under the outer seams to free them from the wooden substrate, put a nice toffee in your mouth and suck it, do not chew – you must suck … Continue reading

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A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual white china teapot is the one shaped like the cry of a solitary seagull soaring over the white cliffs of Dover. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 378. I’m sorry I’m late, but I … Continue reading

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It was just pub talk…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: bugle brown, pursuivant pink, okapi orange, vibrato violet, rubidium red, and that funny mottled turquoise that the plastic bucket went when we left it out in the garden all summer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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One or two short but pithy items (today with scorpions)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crumbly, fastidious, apteral, gruesome, obmutescent, subdolous, and boxy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 377. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to stop and freshen up. A single overheard remark: … Continue reading

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Stella and the item of found apparel…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Marlon Brando sitting eating cheese sandwiches on the set of Streetcar Named Desire in 1950 – I was remarking to him what a … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Purlin – a horizontal timber laid parallel to the wall plate and the ridge beam some way up the slope of the roof, resting on the principal rafters and forming an intermediate … Continue reading

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It’s a funny thing, is art…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: boiling writhing greys and whites, earthy gusts, aerial things rising and falling, chiffchaffs cheerily chirping, and towards evening a large slice of red watermelon will loll along the western horizon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s … Continue reading

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