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The church gazing up…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected dances are: the Cat Daddy, the Dutty Wine, the Pryvit, the Lezginka, the Lambeth Walk, and the Schottische. Come on Stella – let’s Schottische around in the front garden! Hoy, don’t knock my … Continue reading

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Stella and the stolen fingers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s eel is the unshaven one in the dirty grey suit smoking a hand-rolled cigarette in the pub doorway. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Landscape No. 25 (1992). Charcoal and pencil on paper probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Yes?… Who’s … Continue reading

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The holly, the ivy, and the mistletoe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: fulsome, botryoid, glyptic, oragious, sleazy, and intrinsicate. If I had to pick one, I’d go for botryoid – I like the way it rolls off the tongue… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ … Continue reading

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Some small but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Victorian pseudo-expletive is Therewith! This is the sort of thing that prim chaps in those days used to come out with when avoiding the use of vulgar common oaths. I have no idea where this … Continue reading

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Some shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is Pellet: a black roundel. You might need to know what a roundel is. Roundel: a circular charge. But you might also be curious as to what a charge is. Charge: a device … Continue reading

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A few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: carnal, distinguished, myrmecoid, plump, toponymal, and hendecasyllabic. I think myrmecoid is my favourite. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 272. I’m sorry I’m late, but I had the Mormons in for a chat. … Continue reading

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An inevitable drooping…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the bankers to scatter bundles of high denomination banknotes on their beds and then roll about on them clapping their hands and giggling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What the hell’s this?… Well, it’s a … Continue reading

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