Tag Archives: World War II

The Splendid Moth-Ball Storer…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘imbrued’ – bloodied, stained with blood. Some of the charges on my escutcheon used to be imbrued, but I thought it looked a bit unpleasant so I had them cleaned up. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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A length of broomstick and an old book…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s dried fruit is the dark, brooding, but still surprisingly moist, fig. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems a while since we dipped into that well-thumbed old junk shop book, The 1954 Gadgets Annual; the original dust jacket is, … Continue reading

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A Short Guide to Great Britain (15)…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s anteater is the one that doesn’t like the taste of ants very much. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I hope, over the weeks, you have enjoyed looking at that little book, discovered in a junk shop, published back in … Continue reading

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A Short Guide to Great Britain (12)

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for the yuan to quiver slightly, the pound and dollar to hum gently together in a quiet corner, and the euro to keep its head down immersed in a good book. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Gadgets gadgets!… (2) ‘The notorious dripper’.

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s warthog is the one advertising Oil of Olay products. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we take that old junk shop book, The 1954 Gadgets Annual, down from the shelf, blow the dust of it, and have another dip … Continue reading

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A Short Guide to Great Britain. (9)…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for money to be very very good, and lack of money to be very very bad. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Shall we yet again dip into that fascinating little junk shop book A Short Guide … Continue reading

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A Short Guide to Great Britain (No. 8)…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature some slits of dampness, bouncing bubbles of brightness, and finely sculpted grey and white clouds. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s time for a peek into that nice slim little junk shop book, A Short Guide … Continue reading

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