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Oh, let’s get that lino print out of the way…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully chosen colours are: ragged red, bruised blue, yawning yellow, tired turquoise, growling green, foolish fawn, aching azure, and that funny green-grey that you mixed up to paint the walls of the hall, staircase, and … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4785…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: triaconter, yerk, loriot, coistril, contrafagotto, ignaro, and bobbery. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Childhood moon thinking…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s aspidistra is the one looking rather embarrassed and sheepish about its brown leaf ends. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recall, as a child walking along with some relation, I forget who it was, on a cold crisp winter’s … Continue reading

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The lino print idea continued…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s novel expletive is, Sleeping Cripe! ‘Cripe’ being an obvious euphemism for ‘Christ’. Note: For some reason ‘God’ seems to be a milder and more acceptable expletive than ‘Christ’ – me, I think it’s to do … Continue reading

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The strange endpapers…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which, aha! I have just finished re-reading. As I expected, it ended, as with most Russian novels, with misery and madness. Even so, it … Continue reading

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More cafe lino print design pondering…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: oak pink, elm blue, redwood brown, larch yellow, sycamore purple, and ash Wednesday. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sorry dear reader, but I’m going back to showing you some more vague ideas for possible future … Continue reading

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Tiny and Jock – kidnapped by bandits!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Honthony Apkins and Hom Tardy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sixty-three years is a long time. Actually this book does look as if it’s sixty-three years old – the edges of the thick, almost cardboardy … Continue reading

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