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So, Dave, what was the exhibition like then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading. And at every corner, emblem of ineffable happiness, stood a sleek-hosed harlot whose features there was no time to … Continue reading

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Trains, art, a boon, a weir, and Tim Robbins…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: boomerang brown, fidgety fawn, angry auburn, ragged red, platonic purple, tantalising taupe, and gnarled green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recently heard of the existence of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Yorkshire; it is … Continue reading

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A spot of maths on the train…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: pennill, pennon, peneplain, pensil, pennyroyal, and rodomontade. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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On the train back… What’s that sound?…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to locate the button for the membrane sub-junction and give it a good rub with a blob of butter on the end of a forefinger – then restart the mechanism and stroke the┬ámoving … Continue reading

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Just an hour on the train…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured dance is the ‘Black Bottom’. Come on Stella, ‘Hop down front then doodle back – mooch to your left, then mooch to your right’ – but hey, mind you don’t knock my aspidistra over, … Continue reading

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