Category Archives: instruction

Mayonnaise in the dark…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Austrian amber, Polish pink, Finnish fawn, Venezuelan violet, Madagascan mauve, Romanian russet, Turkish turquoise, and French Polish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We are now all in, what seems to be called, ‘UK lockdown’. Every … Continue reading

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So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like Mount Vesuvius – it does sit very nicely on one’s desk, and all the messy shavings are collected in the base. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sign up now for twenty … Continue reading

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Great exhaustion attended with irritability…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is, Gudy Jarland. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what did people living here in the United Kingdom do back in the 1930s when they needed information fast? As there was no internet or Google, everybody … Continue reading

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Me, I’m in the mood for spam today…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Eelpout, the Flagfish, the Huchen, the Lanternfish, the Notothen, and the Zebra Turkeyfish. Suppose you were filling in a form which required a reference as to your good character, … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Tolstoy turquoise, Gorky green, Gogol grey, Bulgakov blue, Lermontov lemon, Pushkin purple and Dostoyevsky denim. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 439. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to go … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Bodmin brown, Yarmouth yellow, Renfrew red, Wetwang white, Poplar pink, Cleckheaton carmine, Todmorden taupe, and the funny colour of that small scuff at the bottom of the fridge door. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘What? … Continue reading

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How about some more spattering?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Cony Turtis. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, it seems ages since I showed you one of my spatter paintings. When was it that I did a run of these brutes? Goodness me! Four years … Continue reading

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