Category Archives: Grumpiness

Pictures at a noisy exhibition…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s honoured guests are the Justin Bieber lookalike triplets, Clarence, Betty, and Joan Thadge – come on in, flop onto the big sofa, and be as cool as you like… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As part of the Dulltown … Continue reading

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A slow bus ride in the City of Culture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one clicking the remote with her trunk trying to find a David Attenborough programme on the TV. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Writing in little notebook on the number 66 bus. 17.33 Thursday … Continue reading

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One or two small items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: carnal, execratory, roopy, ventripotent, knurled, semple, and buttery. I think I’ll try to slip ventripotent into my conversation today. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 318. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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What’s that smell Brownlow?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather insipid Victorian expletive is ‘by helecum!…’ Even though it sounds clever and a bit classical, I think that word has no actual meaning – I just searched for it and Google said, ‘Did you … Continue reading

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Dave goes festive…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of that rather unpleasant word dungarees. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look out – it’s nearly upon us!… Christmas, Xmas, Yuletide, the great festivities… Yes, yes, I am a miserable old Scrooge-like … Continue reading

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A few minutes at the Sow Hill Bus Station…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s featured fruit is the misty blueberry that has rolled off the kitchen worktop and has made a secret new home for itself under the fridge. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am writing this leaning, my back against the … Continue reading

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The holly, the ivy, and the mistletoe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: fulsome, botryoid, glyptic, oragious, sleazy, and intrinsicate. If I had to pick one, I’d go for botryoid – I like the way it rolls off the tongue… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ … Continue reading

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