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Mummy…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit with crossed legs and eyes closed; hold your hands out in front of you and explore the parts of an imaginary bicycle that’s hanging there in the air, as you slowly … Continue reading

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Shirley ruins a very nice drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sudden hiss of a snake in the undergrowth… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, goody! It’s nearly Christmas annual time! Just a few days to go!… So, how about a … Continue reading

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Composition with dancing lass…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is – Scalloped capital – A development of the block or cushion capital in which a single lunette on each face is elaborated into one or more truncated cones. My columns used to … Continue reading

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Straining out the last dregs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient expletive is Od’s Boddikins! – a corruption of ‘God’s body’ with the playful diminutive ‘ikins’ glued on the end – so, I suppose it means ‘God’s cute little body’ then?… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This cheap old … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s financial forecast is for Euros to become smug, Yuan to become surly, Dollars to frown, and the Rouble to take up tap dancing. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘It’s all kinds of com-crap Seth, chill out!’ ‘Now I’m a … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole: Santa grabbed the picture on the mantelpiece, a photograph of an ancient and hostile-looking woman in a black dress and black stockings standing in … Continue reading

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Our lovely national roundels…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is: As sharp as two pins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, you see, back in the 1950s here in the UK people didn’t fill their spare time with staring at screens and poking their fingers … Continue reading

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