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Oh, I think it’s just landed…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Black Jack. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I snapped back in March. Well, you can see why I was attracted to it, can’t you? ‘Are those yellow things buttercups, Dave?’ I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub – pre-lockdown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: armpit moistness, a bright burning thing in the sky, birds being annoying, eggs frying on car roofs, dogs snoozing under dank bushes, and vertical still bedsheets steaming on clotheslines… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m all … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written..

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature blue globes of crystal hovering over a puff of snowy white, and with tangerine mist gathering at dusk. There is a possibility of one very large raindrop drifting in from the sea … Continue reading

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Lino prints – what fun!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave: Face after face slipped by, eyes avoided his, and even in plump, motherly housewives he distinguished the skeletons of murder. Thus he walked, spinning his … 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 Starship Enterprise. It is a ridiculously bad pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Day 38: Still stuck in the ice. Crew restless and muttering. Northern Lights this a.m. Chipping ice … Continue reading

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A short scene in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather, will feature early morning tree leaf rustling jets from the west, a bright orange ball in the sky at dawn, all the birds looking puzzled and chirping in unison, and a sense of foreboding … Continue reading

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Screwed up into a conical or wedge-like shape…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: frosty fawn, gusty green, overcast orange, raining ruby, muggy mauve, and sleeting sienna. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I think I  have mentioned before, this book really does smell of cough mixture, the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Some rambling on about QWERTY and the end of the world…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, hare heliotrope, racoon red, terrapin turquoise, ox orange, viper violet, gannet green, and that odd streak of yellow in the sunset just before a torrential downpour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> QWERTY, QWERTY, … Continue reading

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Fresh spam!… Fresh spam!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s weather will feature snotty outbursts from the east, rumbles from the north, fresh but smelly gusts from the south, and the sound of mass cheering from the west. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose most people hate it … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dance is the Frug. It is a cold gloomy day, but let’s all frug around in the garden for ten minutes anyway! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 426. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Now listen here, scumbag!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading. I’m nearly at the end now; I’m sure, like all good Russian novels, it’s going to end in misery … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grubby, tribrachic, mancando, wowf, chenopodiaceous, posological, and cuddly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sitting, pen in hand, in the café, he tilted his great round head trying to make out the lyrics of the song … Continue reading

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No, no, not a landscape…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s stoat is the one in a coat, on a boat, in a moat. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This photograph was taken back in June here in Dulltown. It is a bit drab looking, but using a bit of … Continue reading

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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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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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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s weather will feature rumbling puffy grey from the east, raindrops the size of dinosaur eggs, ground-based gusts flirting with the shrubbery, and a sky sandwich of bright orange and lemon towards dusk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for … Continue reading

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So Dave, do you live in an appropriate environment?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a bit of spume caught up in the wind on the esplanade on a stormy winter’s day. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you probably know already dear reader, I live … Continue reading

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Hullo, hello, good morning, etc…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the Vladimir Nabokov novel King, Queen, Knave (1928), which I am currently re-reading. ‘… it was such a silly thing to do.’ Dreyer briefly cast up his eyes to a makeshift heaven … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Staron Shone and Craniel Daig. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 415. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had to deal with a golden eagle on my bird feeder. A single … Continue reading

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Some of George and Weedon’s characters…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like an owl hooting from an oak tree on a foggy damp night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, dear reader, you may have noticed that over the past couple of months … Continue reading

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