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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4819…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one turning the furniture upside down trying to find her lost spectacles… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, another mail art postcard, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that awful … Continue reading

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Doom with vegetables…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Elephant in the room is the one doing the easy crossword puzzle in last week’s copy of What’s On TV. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I nipped into the supermarket in Dulltown city centre yesterday just to grab a … Continue reading

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Aha, it’s Avenger-Trek!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one forcing people to watch streaming David Attenborough shows one after another all night long. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> One is in classy black and white, and the other is in full … Continue reading

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The lino printing saga finally concludes…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one just finishing off three whole boxes of Pringles. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, that lino print has finally been done! If you don’t know what I’m talking about dear reader, let … Continue reading

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Back to the window of the closed down shop…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one using her trunk to poke and fiddle with the host’s giant Swiss cheese plant. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Some time ago dear reader, I shared with you a strange photograph of … Continue reading

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Oh look, another smudge drawing…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one sitting reading the Financial Times, waving his trunk around, and scowling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I have mentioned in a recent post (click) I seem to have drifted into doing … Continue reading

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Reeds, rushes, grasses? Not sure…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the embarrassed one who has just sat down, squashing the host’s new and expensive red leather Chesterfield flat to the floor – what a crack it made when it went!… … Continue reading

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A rather boring item about a pen, (with photos!)…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one trying to use one of the host’s billiard cues as a back scratcher. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may know dear reader, I usually write all this blogging stuff in … Continue reading

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Spamplitude… We did more than my fancies…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the big fat one in formal attire in lavish surroundings scoffing food with the British Royal Family. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Seeing the arrival of an item of spam in one’s comments … Continue reading

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The Bird…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one rolling about on the carpet like a playful puppy. Gosh! Just feel the floor bounce and shake!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture of mine from last December. It’s not … Continue reading

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On the bus, and in the kitchen…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one who has cleared a space in the middle and is showing off doing lots of press-ups. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I boarded the bus in the Dulltown Interchange and took a … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4540…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one that has just sat on the host’s Stradivarius which had been carelessly left resting on the piano stool – it did make a very interesting sound as it … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one wearing a t-shirt two sizes too small with a picture of Boris Johnson on it. (Boris) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hey hey hey! I’m going round a speed.’ ‘Now it’s hot … Continue reading

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The alphabet boys…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one introducing all the guests to the world of phillumeny and forcing them to look at his bulging albums of matchbox labels. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m thinking of changing my name.’ … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one ignoring all the guests and is instead watching a David Attenborough documentary on the TV. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 387. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Flageolets are used to teach them to pipe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one attempting to sit down on a flimsy folding footstool. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Have you noticed how old books are a lot heavier than modern ones? My scruffy copy of The … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4727…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one going on and on about her skiing holiday in the Austrian Tyrol. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah well, here we go again… Another of my mail art postcards – a simple … Continue reading

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Two snaps from Dulltown UK…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one trumpeting down her smart phone while everyone is trying to enjoy the BBC Proms from the Royal Albert Hall on the TV. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I really must try to … Continue reading

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One or two short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one balancing on one leg on the coffee table – in her youth she was with the circus you know. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 376. I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one with a feather duster held in her trunk helping out the host by flicking at the cobwebs on the cornice. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Na na, nanna na na, nanna na … Continue reading

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