Category Archives: serendipity

Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Sank Frinatra and Wohn Jayne. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Look over there Mickey!’ ‘At last!… That looks like the long-lost spaceship of Captain Snaith!’ ‘But what the hell is that, looking out of the … Continue reading

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You know, I think that might be Cupid…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another nice one from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: The table was laid for two, and a dark Westphalian ham reposed on a dish, amid a … Continue reading

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How about some TV forensics then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: carburettor cream, manifold mauve, radiator russet, alternator azure, sump sienna, and petroleum puce. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Of course, when you flick around the channels, and land on one of these things that’s just … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 43…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one attempting to drive a vintage motorbike and sidecar, but having trouble using the foot-operated gears and brakes – look out, stand back, here she comes again!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, my dear reader! … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: antiphon, antimasque, anticous, antichlor, antirachitic, antitragus, and wistiti. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor may … Continue reading

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Ah, those stunning rivulets!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one which was eventually located in a dusty back corner of the bottom drawer of Marie Antoinette’s escritoire. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photograph I took back in March – it might seem … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: viameter, opulus, exeat, patible, fastigiate, boggle, and tosher. 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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