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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s aspidistra is the one that does plenty of deep thinking. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> These ‘short items’ pieces have thinned out quite a lot over the last few months of self-isolation, but I have managed to collect just … Continue reading

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Shopping centre strangeness. Take two…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: booming, Priapean, fashious, tylopod, Zaporogian, monoxylous, and burgeoning. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you recall my showing you a photograph of some mannequin heads poking out from under a plastic sheet in a shopping … Continue reading

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Two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ajowan, sporangiole, zufolo, portlast, flaser, and micropegmatite. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning, ready for Professor Mouldie’s avatar Maude, who will … Continue reading

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Ladies knocking out their tungsten filaments…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s blueberry is the one that has rolled under the fridge, but being too far difficult to retrieve, has been abandoned there to moulder. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Two or three weeks ago I showed you the endpapers of … 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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Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the one trying on some plaid waistcoats in a posh shop on Savile Row. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Did you get stung Joan? Was it bomb cream?’ ‘Put it in a gritty cabinet. Yeah, just do … Continue reading

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Dave, whatever happened to that nice Jacket?…

But firs5t… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one posting off his application for a part in a production at The Royal Ballet… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Harris Tweed jackets are very classy, they come from the Outer Hebrides you know. Things made … Continue reading

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No more sparkling in the footlights…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: soggy, withy, proemial, Hieronymic, scombroid, and grum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was one of those 50-50 moments… Should I? Shouldn’t I? It’s a good job that I’m not one of those indecisive people … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4777…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Balle Herry and Zenee Rellweger. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Friday, Saturday – what a difference a day can make! Yes, yet another of my Mail Art postcards – a simple collage on bright card … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one flicking through an old hardback copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles, waving her trunk around and snorting with derision. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 420. I’m … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on summer sun hats in Harrods. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 416. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was trying to update my cookies and privacy policy. A single … Continue reading

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I think it’s just a tree-cloud Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on Bermuda shorts in the sale of unsold summer wear in House of Fraser. (H of F) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s get this cloud thing out of the way and … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Tea and woodwork talk…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word univalve. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’m not sure if I have a favourite Dulltown cafe; I generally spread myself out, but not in a quantum way of course, … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one on the bicycle having to bob down over her handlebars when going under low bridges. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 412. I’m sorry I’m late, but the people were trying … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s heraldic term is, Bath, order of the: a British chivalric order. This link is definitely worth a look! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 411. I’m sorry I’m late, but my printer said it … Continue reading

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Oh, just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from the 1892 novel The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith: I dreamt I saw some huge blocks of ice in a shop with a bright glare behind them. I … Continue reading

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Just some short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the one trying on a stylish pair of Bermuda shorts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 408. I’m sorry I’m late, but I couldn’t find my moisturiser anywhere. A single overheard remark: ‘Bob, … Continue reading

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Just some Mayonnaise on the phone…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Navid Diven, and Kal Vilmer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Isn’t it awful when the phone rings in the middle of the night, in the middle of the long quiet hours of the early morning? … Continue reading

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Oh dear, it’s Avenger-Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a Visigoth – see if you can find the hole that you put the pencil in. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Why do we still like to watch ancient musty old … Continue reading

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Stella picks up a discarded tin…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s satsuma is the mouldy Christmas one discovered months later inside the piano. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Philosopher’s Bench, No. 2. (2009) Pencil on paper, probably about 24″ x 18″. ‘Ah, Stella, it’s you!…’ ‘What is?’ ‘Well, the … Continue reading

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