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Two very nice colours…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a country trying to leave the European Union without causing too much upset… This teapot is a very messy pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, dear reader, … Continue reading

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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s really nice fish names are: the Canary Rockfish, the Cherubfish, the Flabby Whale Fish, the Luminous Hake, and the Barbeled Houndshark. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Wendy, it’s just like a mound-full.’ ‘Just check the diameter Paul, the old … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 33…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: sticky, crenellated, Sotadic, theotechnic, mancando, cubiform, and bubbly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, dear reader, what do you make of this one? For me it has the feel of something vaguely Japanese. Is this … Continue reading

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Uncle Dave’s guitar club…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Elizabeth Taylor playing croquet with Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip at Sandringham in 1962. (link) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Right then… Good evening everyone. … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4680…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s newly arrived Christmas card with plenty of glitter and a grinning snowman on it, signed by an unknown person with an indecipherable signature, seems to be sent from Penzance in Cornwall. I don’t know anyone … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and fingers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like a shiver of fear in the dead of the night. As a pourer it is, unfortunately, a bit splashy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Untitled monoprint. (2010) Acrylic paint and pencil … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Alaska blackfish, the Long-finned sand diver, the Golden shiner, the Mummichog, the Pelican gulper, and the Bumblebee goby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Smeg Whimlock had seen people in films climb up drainpipes … Continue reading

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