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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old Polaroid snapshot is the one of me being lifted upside down by a grinning Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of The Terminator in 1983. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Professor Schmell’s laboratory was in the attic room … Continue reading

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A few more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Reunion, a short story from 1932 by Vladimir Nabokov: (VN) “I was living in Prague at the time,” said Lev. “I see,” said Serafim. Silence. They both watched the teapot, as … Continue reading

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How about a nice cup of tea?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smirk of a salesperson in a posh car showroom. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Would you care for a cup of tea whilst you are waiting?’ ‘Oh, that’s very kind … Continue reading

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Teapot design for beginners…

!But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one with her head out the window pinching the ripe apples off next door’s tree. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Look, here are a couple of teapots. One is from Costa Coffee and … Continue reading

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Tea spill doodling…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: genethliac, priapic, stealthy, twinter, melanochroous and fussy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mm, yes, it’s those Caffe Nero teapots you know… If you pay a few pence more you can get a pot of tea instead of … Continue reading

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I can almost hear the Sirens…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to collect as many of the tassels as you can in one hand, give them a really good shake, and plunge them into hot soapy water until they stiffen up and their gorgeous … Continue reading

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Where the water goes…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s joke is the one about the millionaire footballers and the difficult to open packet of fruit gums. Oh, how we chortled as we washed their BMWs down in the basement… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Ugg…’ ‘Yes?’ ‘I’ve been … Continue reading

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