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Doom outside Boots…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the dark: ‘I want to live with you quite openly,’ she blubbered. ‘In your own home. And to see people…’ ‘Very well,’ he said, rising to … Continue reading

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Doom in the pedestrianised area…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one waiting for Amazon to deliver his new lockdown mask, so he can go off to the post office to buy stamps. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have gathered from my earlier posts, … 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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Doom in the gutter…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s English expletives from the time of the Restoration (whenever that was, I was never much good at history) are, Daggers, and, A Pox On It! Me, I like Daggers! – I might try to slip … Continue reading

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Doom and the famous poet…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s old-fashioned American expletive is, No Sir-ee Bob!… ‘Bob’ being an obvious euphemism for ‘God’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday as I was cutting through the Dulltown railway station, now part of the Interchange, I noticed travellers and passers-by … Continue reading

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Doom goes undercover…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s joke is the one about the British Prime Minister – no, sorry, that’s not right – the British Prime Minister is the joke… (Boris) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had nipped out to post a postcard the other … Continue reading

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Doom in the early hours…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one in the cafe sipping a grande latte and tapping away on four tablets and two phones at the same time. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, quite late last night (or was it early this … Continue reading

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Doom’s nose on TV…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.  Not very good for soft-leaded pencils, but it feels very comforting in the hand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thursday was a grey wet day here in … Continue reading

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Doom listening to old dance…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: corpulent, geanticlinal, vinewed, shrubby, incogitable, wrackful, and comely. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tuesday afternoon I was walking down the middle of the shopping centre concourse when some rushing lout banged into my right … Continue reading

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Doom and the priest in the dim cupboard…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Dancing Men by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: (Watson) I looked in amazement at the absurd hieroglyphics upon the paper. “Why, Holmes, it is a … Continue reading

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Doom in church…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting fish names are: the zebra lionfish, the temperate perch, the tripod fish, the pigfish, the jewel tetra, and the cuckoo wrasse. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Beverley Minster is a beautiful and large ancient church; ‘minster’ is what … Continue reading

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Doom and Mayo’s Surreal Banquet…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: parabolic, umbonal, pooped, logographic, dismoded, thymelaeaceous, and bumpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Speaking of bumps, I bumped into my friend Stella yesterday (you know Stella, she’s the one who comes round to consume my … Continue reading

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Adverb dunking with Doom…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like Donald Trump’s mind – not a very good pourer, but surprisingly capacious. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I had just nipped down the road to get a nine-pack of toilet rolls … Continue reading

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Doom amongst the pipes…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: molecule mauve, yoicks yellow, bobbins brown, voluptuous violet, woolly white, and ripple red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, I don’t know if it was something left over from Dulltown 2017 City of Culture or … Continue reading

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Doom from heaven…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one having trouble with the TV remote – she’s searching for a programme with David Attenborough in it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Friday afternoon I was walking through the town centre; … Continue reading

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Dirty Doom…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: garrulous grey, mocking mauve, Yuletide yellow, bamboo blue, crenellated crimson, and buttermilk burgundy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was last Friday evening, the sky was beginning to darken; I was walking back from town. As I … Continue reading

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The surprising Doom coincidence…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s little quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Tyrants Destroyed (1938): But, believe it or not, he impressed people with his mediocrity as others do with their talent. This could be applied to many of … Continue reading

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Dave and his abbreviations…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me with a barrow load of rubble sharing a joke with Howard Carter in Egypt in 1922. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Dave…’ ‘Eh?…’ ‘Is that the little notebook … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise and Doom food…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: pug purple, ruined red, yawl yellow, bummock blue, gallows grey, and oops orange. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The post person was ringing my bell and banging on my front door this morning at the crack of … Continue reading

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Doom and the vegetables…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the sound of a golf ball dropping down a hole. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> One of my favourite cafes is the one on the north-east side of the square called … Continue reading

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