Category Archives: observations

Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Lela Bugosi and Luce Bree. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 417. I’m sorry I’m late, but I found that I had a screw loose. A single overheard remark: ‘It was … Continue reading

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The bus driver…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading: While looking sideways out of the window she yawned; he (Franz) glimpsed the swell of her tense tongue in … Continue reading

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A premonition – Trump behind bars…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word giddy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When visiting town I often walk past a hotel, a typical modern cheap-looking building, part of a nationwide chain of such drab things. … Continue reading

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A bit of science in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Bodmin brown, Vancouver violet, Tallahassee turquoise, Minsk mauve, Bulawayo blue, Osaka orange, and Reykjavik red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When preparing to drink tea in the cafe I usually take the teabag (green) out … Continue reading

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Oh look, another smudge drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one sitting reading the Financial Times, waving his trunk around, and scowling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I have mentioned in a recent post (click) I seem to have drifted into doing … 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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Strangeness and serendipity in the town centre…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s made up word is, cremolstice. (Your search did not match any documents.) If this were a real word, what do you think it might mean? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture I took in the centre of … Continue reading

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