Category Archives: reading

Plenty of red here…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from N F Simpson’s last play If So, Then Yes (2010): Reg: In the foreseeable future it will be possible for machines not only to compose, recite and listen to poetry, but appreciate … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the planet Saturn – not a terrific pourer, but the ring system can of course be used as a handle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jacky Snort plunged down, down; the … Continue reading

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Flageolets are used to teach them to pipe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one attempting to sit down on a flimsy folding footstool. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Have you noticed how old books are a lot heavier than modern ones? My scruffy copy of The … Continue reading

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It’s moustaches and supermarket trolleys today…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1976 novel Harry Bleachbaker by N F Simpson: ‘What in your experience, was the best time of the day for sympathizing? Was there any special time? Some people say that sympathy … Continue reading

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The smell of spam in the morning…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the honk of a distant steamship on a cold cold December night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I’m sure you are aware dear reader, I occasionally share a selection from … Continue reading

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A cork dipped in monkey soap powder…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel Harry Bleachbaker (1976) by N F Simpson. (NFS): The story, which is quite true except for the facts, begins in 1954 when a well-known frogman, working for NATO, was suddenly … Continue reading

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An attractive garden fitment…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the 1976 novel Harry Bleachbaker by N F Simpson: Throughout this period a silent all-night vigil was being kept on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields by representatives from almost all the various … Continue reading

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