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Oh, I think it’s just landed…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Black Jack. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s one I snapped back in March. Well, you can see why I was attracted to it, can’t you? ‘Are those yellow things buttercups, Dave?’ I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub – pre-lockdown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: armpit moistness, a bright burning thing in the sky, birds being annoying, eggs frying on car roofs, dogs snoozing under dank bushes, and vertical still bedsheets steaming on clotheslines… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m all … Continue reading

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Dave, what’s that, on your guitar?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark which I re-read a month or two ago. It does contain some laughter, but also plenty of darkness: It was a bright windy day … Continue reading

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Crush character names, free for all…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature an all-pervading drabness, with sparse gusts rattling the privet, a leaden cloud the size of the Titanic will visit all parts, and by nightfall a creeping miasma may be detected by all … Continue reading

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Some short, but pithy items (the lockdown version)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crunchy, ovate, shrieval, tussocky, soboliferous, iracund, and foppish. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Short, but pithy items eh? Well, what with this current self-isolation, and that all the cafés have shut down, my observations of … Continue reading

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If I had a van, I’d have one of those on it!…

But  first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: crepuscular, spodomantic, infundibular, chasmogamic, homaloidal, scolopaceous, and tipsy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Today dear reader, I thought that we would have a peep into that big heavy (they used good quality paper back in … Continue reading

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This is not art. No. 46…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: cascading pastel colours at dawn, aerial snapping lobsters at lunchtime, and wobbling cumulonimbus elephants trotting in from the south are expected towards evening. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Upon encountering this fine piece of work on … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the Starship Enterprise. It is a ridiculously bad pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Day 38: Still stuck in the ice. Crew restless and muttering. Northern Lights this a.m. Chipping ice … Continue reading

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A short scene in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather, will feature early morning tree leaf rustling jets from the west, a bright orange ball in the sky at dawn, all the birds looking puzzled and chirping in unison, and a sense of foreboding … 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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Wetness with blocks, from above…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only two days to go!): Today’s instruction is to address everyone you meet, without exception, with the words, ‘Hello dreamboat!’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, I don’t know about this one!’ ‘What is it that you don’t know … 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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Fresh spam!… Fresh spam!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s weather will feature snotty outbursts from the east, rumbles from the north, fresh but smelly gusts from the south, and the sound of mass cheering from the west. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose most people hate it … Continue reading

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People Referring to Their Timetables…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I have recently been re-reading: In the dining room they sat facing each other across the table. Dreyer was finishing what remained of the … Continue reading

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Enquire Within 1934, Part Two – ‘Take out the gizzard…’

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the one sitting in the café with a grande cappuccino and a heavily buttered toasted teacake; she is reading this morning’s Financial Times. (Vole) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, this is Part Two. I hope you … Continue reading

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No, no, not a landscape…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s stoat is the one in a coat, on a boat, in a moat. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This photograph was taken back in June here in Dulltown. It is a bit drab looking, but using a bit of … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Sank Frinatra and Wohn Jayne. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Look over there Mickey!’ ‘At last!… That looks like the long-lost spaceship of Captain Snaith!’ ‘But what the hell is that, looking out of the … Continue reading

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Ah, those stunning rivulets!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one which was eventually located in a dusty back corner of the bottom drawer of Marie Antoinette’s escritoire. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photograph I took back in March – it might seem … Continue reading

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One or two short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s weather will feature rumbling puffy grey from the east, raindrops the size of dinosaur eggs, ground-based gusts flirting with the shrubbery, and a sky sandwich of bright orange and lemon towards dusk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for … Continue reading

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So Dave, do you live in an appropriate environment?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a bit of spume caught up in the wind on the esplanade on a stormy winter’s day. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you probably know already dear reader, I live … Continue reading

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