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It’s alright, it’s just some gnomes sitting on unicorns Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Sir Laurence Olivier chatting and having tea and biscuits on the set of Wuthering Heights in 1938. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is this daft enough for … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4618…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: gadwall, Gadhel, Gaekwar, gadroon, gadsman, and thrum. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will be … Continue reading

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Look out! Here comes a lino print!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very old expletive is, By the Mackins! My book on swearing (Bozzimaccoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths and Swear Words by Mary Marshall [1975]) says it is, ‘Early, (a) rather uncouth corruption of Marry or … Continue reading

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Crush and her free spare character names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: apple green, apple red, apple brown, apple azure, apple black, apple orange, apple mauve, and Appalachian Mountains. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose if you write novels or short stories, choosing suitable names to … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one you find peering into your bedroom window when you draw the curtains in the morning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Billy Tubbs relished embarking on little practical jobs around his old house. It would be … Continue reading

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Just one or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to lie down flat on the floor and relax for a moment or two, and then roll from side to side like a ship in stormy seas and sing the song, What shall … Continue reading

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A picture of some numbers and a chap…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s interesting fish names are: the collared carpetshark, the gibberfish, the herring smelt, the halosaur, the Mexican golden trout and the rasbora. Just going on the name, which of these fish would you trust to look … Continue reading

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