Category Archives: writing

How about a few Crush names?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one having fun constantly slithering down, and blocking, the up-escalator in the posh department store. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Are you a writer? Do you write stories or novels? Do you ever find that you … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: abthane, feague, Theopaschite, patibulary, weever, and himation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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So, Dave, what was the exhibition like then?…

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. And at every corner, emblem of ineffable happiness, stood a sleek-hosed harlot whose features there was no time to … Continue reading

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So, how about a little spam Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one in the organ loft of York Minster playing J S Bach on all four manuals at once. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it is quite annoying, but to a surrealist blogger like me, … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: sparkling red, sparkling umber, sparkling beige, sparkling mauve, sparkling fawn, and mould-on-the-tangerine green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 421. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was learning how to bowl … Continue reading

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A lino print with things in it…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen. Knave, which I am currently re-reading: Dreyer led Franz over a waste of dark carpeting into the shadowy depths of the hall. He flung off in … Continue reading

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Streaked out like a foul nebulous bird of prey…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: viola violet, cello chocolate, trumpet turquoise, euphonium emerald, timpani tangerine, bugle buttermilk and the colour of those dark marks on my nice fawn jacket made when the oily chain came off … Continue reading

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