Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lunch at Browns

We had lunch here in between the morning and afternoon mathematics talks, and before Robin had Xavier’s hair cut.
One of the students showing us around Jesus college, on hearing that we came from St Albans said he knew a limerick about our town

There once was a man from St Albans
Who had an enormous cranium
I know that doesn’t rhyme
But it did at the time
Because St Albans was called Verulamium

Now who couldn’t fall in love with a place full of such delightful limerick-reciting students.

145mm x 200mm pen and ink in moleskine


Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

A funny limerick and still you haven't told me who St Albans was?
Hey, nice drawing, good to focus on the girl and not on the peripheral other diners.

6/28/2007 12:20 AM  
Blogger Karen at Pen in Hand said...

That made me giggle. I liked the sketch, too.

6/28/2007 8:09 AM  
Blogger wheatgerm said...

seems tardy

6/28/2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

Lovely drawing - and thanks for sharing the limerick.

6/28/2007 9:24 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Wendy I thought I did. St Alban was the first English martyr and died here - which was why the town eventually changed from Verulamium to St Albans.

6/28/2007 8:55 PM  

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