Category Archives: giraffe

Doom in the pedestrianised area…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one waiting for Amazon to deliver his new lockdown mask, so he can go off to the post office to buy stamps. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have gathered from my earlier posts, … Continue reading

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Stella prefers the Bourbons…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one being arrested by a constable for peering into people’s upstairs bedroom windows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Street Eggs. 1994. Charcoal and pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″ ‘I want tea!’ ‘Of course … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting Number 11…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading – oh, that Vlad, he was such a one with his words and observations! The counter, chilled by beer … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one hanging about outside the church, insisting on being included in all the wedding photos. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Girl, can you tell me why I’m round?’ ‘I found an empty heartache dhow.’ ‘You hardly … Continue reading

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Light and shades…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one bending over trying to read the daily collection times on the pillar box. (PB) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I can’t remember where she came from – perhaps she was leaning against a dustbin in … Continue reading

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The substance that fouls the bottle…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one arguing with the shop assistant about the inadequate leg lengths in their range of trousers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, who would have thought back in 1934 that one day in the distant future … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 43…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one attempting to drive a vintage motorbike and sidecar, but having trouble using the foot-operated gears and brakes – look out, stand back, here she comes again!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, my dear reader! … Continue reading

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A puzzle photograph, a bit of urban strangeness…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one causing a scene crouching down trying to get on the morning rush hour train, even though the carriage is obviously already full. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! What the hell is going on here? … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on summer sun hats in Harrods. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 416. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was trying to update my cookies and privacy policy. A single … Continue reading

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I think it’s just a tree-cloud Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on Bermuda shorts in the sale of unsold summer wear in House of Fraser. (H of F) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s get this cloud thing out of the way and … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one on the bicycle having to bob down over her handlebars when going under low bridges. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 412. I’m sorry I’m late, but the people were trying … Continue reading

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A thread through the upper mandible of the bill…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one getting stuck half way up the stairs on a double decker bus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Suppose it was 1934! And suppose we lived in Britain. And suppose Google hadn’t been invented…’ It hadn’t! … Continue reading

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Yes, and then I got the blues…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the the one trying to get down low enough to tie a shoe lace that has come undone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remember sitting on the grass in the sunshine in Queen’s Gardens, here in … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one you find peering into your bedroom window when you draw the curtains in the morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Billy Tubbs relished embarking on little practical jobs around his old house. It would be … Continue reading

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Just some short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on a stylish pair of Bermuda shorts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 408. I’m sorry I’m late, but I couldn’t find my moisturiser anywhere. A single overheard remark: ‘Bob, … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 37…?

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one attempting to get into a small already full taxi after a night in the pub. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear reader, you may have noticed that I have included a question mark after the … Continue reading

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