Hawarden Limerick

Several years ago, I wrote some poetry on a course I attended. Nothing serious, just having a bash. I’ve posted some of them before. This time, I thought I would share with you a limerick, which I hope will both amuse and entertain. And don’t worry, this composition is family friendly.

As a note of explanation, the village of Hawarden is situated near where I live, in North Wales. The name is pronounced “harden”, to rhyme with “garden”. It’s a nice place. Here is my poetic tribute:

 

Hawarden Limerick

There was an old man from Hawarden

Who had a monkey in his back garden

The monkey, so rude

Played with his food

And he never once said pardon.

 

I thank you.

 

Happy Easter from Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub!

Hope you’re all having a great Easter break.  With plenty of chocolate and not much DIY.

To celebrate, here’s a picture of an Easter Egg I “helped” my three year old daughter make for a competition in school.  As you can see, it’s one of the Minions from Despicable Me (which she’s a big fan of).

It was great fun getting creative and making this egg.  It’s a ceramic egg that can be bought from a supermarket, along with suitable paints.  I sketched the design first, then painted it, and finally used a Sharpie to give the detail.  The hard part was coming up with the idea in the first place!

We think he looks pretty cool – hope you like him. IMG_3076