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Ah, this Brexit thing clarified…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is yet another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: He gazed out of the window and saw the dark streets gradually acquiring a certain limpidity, then dimming … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 42…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the dust at the bottom of Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I find the juxtapositions of colours, textures and styles completely overwhelming in this extraordinary piece – I even … Continue reading

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Such clever camouflage…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s comedy show is the one currently taking place at the British Houses of Parliament. Oh, what fun!… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photo I took last November – rich and colourful, isn’t it? Isn’t nature marvellous? Words … Continue reading

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Well, dear reader…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: bushy, cormophytic, scutellate, triapsidal, oviferous, brassy, and cryptocrystalline. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, dear readers, comrades, let me start off today’s talk by first thanking you for turning up on this bleak and chilly … Continue reading

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Politics on the buses…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to put on your most colourful clothes, a bright scarf would be nice, and the biggest and most flamboyant hat that you have – stride into a bank, turn to the waiting customers … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4588…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to experiment to see if you can ride two bicycles at once – by the way, no cheating by riding one and wheeling the other by the handlebar! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How’s this for a … Continue reading

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I do like a bit of contrast…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s nice cafe is the one where they don’t start sweeping up and crashing the chairs around an hour before closing time. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Of course, it’s all about contrast…’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘Contrast, it’s such a part of … Continue reading

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