Tag Archives: R. Lionel Fanthorpe

Wish I’d never heard of astronomy!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: naughty navy, buggered beige, optimistic orange, veilleuse violet, porporate purple, pornocracy pink, and that funny lilac that Jim’s car seats went after they’d been exposed to the summer sun for a … Continue reading

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Dangerous psychic things live on…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s reasonably safe, but effective, Victorian expletive is Helen Maria!… this oath is almost acceptable in mixed company, whatever that is… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Good God! What’s going on here?… No, It’s alright, it’s just another British pulp … Continue reading

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Little knots of fear…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s smell is that of boiling offal for cat feeding emanating from a nearby neighbour’s house. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha! Another old wrinkled 1960s British pulp science fiction novel, a Badger Book from my modest collection. This one, … Continue reading

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Thick, dark, and unwholesome… He pawed at the glass…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: nidor, telestich, lomentum, chaulmoogra, and tuyere. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Mrs Mouldie may be … Continue reading

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Now, where did I put that thesaurus?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s snapshot is the one of me with HRH Prince Charles at Balmoral Castle in 1972 – look at us, arm-in-arm, grinning at the camera… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Following on from yesterday’s post featuring that 1960s Badger Book … Continue reading

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In the black coniferous forest with Lionel…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ebracteate, plumous, fluvial, opuscule, spink, and zalambdodont. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Mrs Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Professor Mouldie is … Continue reading

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