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Some cobbled together short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, Bajocian, varsal, quotidian, lageniform, pterygoid, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you might know dear reader, I used to do these ‘short but pithy’ compilations quite regularly, but with the great lockdown … Continue reading

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Lockdown with the apparitions…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chechia, parvise, seton, wanty, introit, faldstool, and comburgess. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s lockdown-interactive-podcast-on-screen-lecture first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor … Continue reading

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Swabbed over the surface…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one appearing as a mummified man with Atef-crown, holding a crook and flail, is the god Osiris. His associations are: death, afterlife, rebirth, fertility, and agriculture. It looks like he has … Continue reading

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The lino print viewing dilemma…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one that was eventually found between velum leaves 136 and 137 of the Book of Kells. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> About a week ago, dear reader, I showed you a photograph of the front … Continue reading

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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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I think it’s intelligent and residual…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I am currently re-reading: He married her because it happened just so. A trip to the mountains in her company, plus her fat … Continue reading

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Rambling on about yesterday’s print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Parekklesion – in Byzantine architecture, a chapel, either free-standing or attached. I was at one time thinking of having a parekklesion, but being non-believer, it wouldn’t really get used much and it … Continue reading

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That non-identical edition of lino prints…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, appearing as a ram with four heads, is the god Banebdjedet who is associated with the sky and virility. His main cult centre is Mendes. (Banebdjedet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A few days ago dear … Continue reading

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The bike turned upside down…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in the bottom of an old  squashed euphonium case by the refuse bins at the back of the Royal Albert Hall. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Synthetic…’ ‘Pardon?’ ‘Synthetic.’ ‘Well, I … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4634…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: arithmetic, saussuritic, Typhonian, machicolated, dolabriform, and chubby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yet another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that dumbed-down and tawdry UK TV listings … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4813…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: wittol, pastourelle, wishtonwish, gantlope, rockaway, and ballow. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s Persian cat Jemima first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, the one wearing throne headdress, is the goddess Isis, her role and association is, Mother of the King, and Magic. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I can’t slump – I feel coal – there’s no … Continue reading

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Screwed up into a conical or wedge-like shape…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: frosty fawn, gusty green, overcast orange, raining ruby, muggy mauve, and sleeting sienna. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As I think I  have mentioned before, this book really does smell of cough mixture, the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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The rush of air from the influng door…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s porcupine is the one trying on cashmere jumpers in Harrods and ruining them all. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s strange, it’s weird, and it’s eerie! It’s another of those Badger Books from my modest collection. British science … Continue reading

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Something is forming in the dust…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: (Europe, gosh we’ll be leaving tomorrow!): Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a few weeks ago: Martha danced automatically, feeling not so much the rhythm of the … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only one week to go!): Today’s confused film star is Pidney Soitier. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Thaty, thaty, thaty!’ ‘Carundles, and one weep at a time.’ ‘An easy Jesus, yes!…’ ‘Let go, and then continue to bounce John.’ … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s your new lino print then Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only a few days left!): Today’s interesting fish names are: the Yellowtail Amberjack, the Slipmouth, the Tubeshoulder, the Pineapplefish, the Opah, and the Handfish. If you were dining in a posh restaurant and wanted to … Continue reading

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Oh no Dave! Not blogging about blogging?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s clever-sounding foreign word is Weltanschauung. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I started this blogging lark I decided that I should try to post something every day – I’m not quite sure why, but it is something creative to … Continue reading

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Yet another design for a lino print Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s colourful Irish expletive is Bejaises! – an obvious corruption of By Jesus. Even saying this word immediately makes one sound Irish! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, here we go again! It’s funny, isn’t it? I hadn’t done any … Continue reading

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Childhood moon thinking…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s aspidistra is the one looking rather embarrassed and sheepish about its brown leaf ends. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recall, as a child walking along with some relation, I forget who it was, on a cold crisp winter’s … Continue reading

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