Category Archives: observations

Shadows lunged… the pulsating floor…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dance is the Gigue – a lively Baroque dance, usually with a compound metre and which can be contrapuntal in texture. Come on Stella! Let’s gigue around the kitchen! Oh dear, mind that pan of … Continue reading

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Excuse me, is this the right shop?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s fine old expletive is – Bugger!… ‘Originally, to call someone a Bugger meant simply that you thought he/she was a heretic. The word comes from Bulgar, after an 11th c. sect of Bulgarian heretics.’ From … Continue reading

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The tea spoon…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: courlan, slaister, ovoviviparous, hypabyssal, ullage, and twinter. 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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Oh Dave, not another spillage!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: regal gusts, crown clouds, confetti showers, right royal rain, pomp droplets, imperial strata, heraldic tinctures, and a super sovereign sunset. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Of course I took this one looking downwards. I reckon this … Continue reading

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Some smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to remove the shiny foil from around the circumference using the handle of a teaspoon or a nice fork, press the discs of soft putty (supplied) over the protruding brass nodules on the … 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 dictionary words are: paralogism, parallelepiped, paramo, paraffle, paracme, paracentesis, and Wordsworthian. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Rambling on about the ‘rules’ of art and composition…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: practical pink, febrile fawn, victorious violet, sacrilegious sienna, bruised blue, and tantalising tan. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was lying in bed the other morning, trying to persuade myself that I should get up, as proper … Continue reading

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