Category Archives: Grumpiness

A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dance is the Frug. It is a cold gloomy day, but let’s all frug around in the garden for ten minutes anyway! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 426. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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A quick rant on journalism…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mouse mauve, porcupine pink, giraffe green, ox orange, tiger turquoise, yak yellow, and kangaroo, er… blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what’s up with journalists? I’m talking about not just TV and radio journalists, … Continue reading

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It’s either brilliant, or it’s very boring Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: incorrigible, centesimal, ratiocinative, umquhile*, preterite and gullible. (* Apparently this one is Scottish.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do have a look at a picture I took back in July here in Dulltown; it’s not … Continue reading

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Dave, whatever happened to that nice Jacket?…

But firs5t… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one posting off his application for a part in a production at The Royal Ballet… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Harris Tweed jackets are very classy, they come from the Outer Hebrides you know. Things made … Continue reading

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Could I just interrupt you for a second?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wedge of cheese is the one with intentional mould on it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse me…’ ‘Hang on…’ ‘Excuse me!’ ‘Look, I’m nearly at the end of my song – just a couple of strummed chords left… … Continue reading

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Stella moves on to custard creams…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me going over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1936. See how I’m cheerily waving out of the top as I head on down! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: abthane, feague, Theopaschite, patibulary, weever, and himation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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