I'm talking about the wonderful Upstairs Downstairs, which showed how it should really be done. And as we have duplicates, I am offering a DVD of one or two episodes as a prize (they were freebies, but a DVD is a DVD). All you have to do is write a limerick about maids, the aristocracy, a stately home - in fact, anything Downton- or Upstairs Downstairs-ish.
Ditch your NaNo for a few minutes and have a go.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Not Downton Abbey - a competition!
Posted by Frances Garrood at 17:46
Labels: Upstairs Downstairs
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Milly the scullery maidReplyDelete
on the dining table was laid
there's nothing finer
for protecting china
During a pesky air raid
Gertrude of Warwick sat on her pouffe,ReplyDelete
Looking all posh and precice.
The pouffe took the huff
Stood up in a trice,
And set get a life you posh toff.
Excellent limericks, Patsy and Susan!ReplyDelete
Please keep them coming! You can tell when my WIP has reached a sticky patch...)
I'm going to have to have a go at this now I want to see it:ReplyDelete
There once was a butler called Fred,
Who was feeling most strange in the head.
He served up the brandy,
Then said, 'I feel randy!'
And fell over backwards, quite dead.
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What gets me about "Downton Abbey,"ReplyDelete
Is the script, it's so awfully flabby,
They either talk posh,
And say "golly" and "gosh,"
Or they sound like an East London cabby.
I'm not sure about this. I had one try and deleted it. This is what happened
There was an old cook called LorraineReplyDelete
Whose kitchen was her sole domain
Til one day she took fright
Saw a ghost in the night
And never was seen there again
The best I can do I'm afraid!
Travis of Travistock Towers,ReplyDelete
Had been out riding for hours.
His wife filled with rage,
took off with the page,
then chopped down his prize-winning flowers.
bum bum...Good for Lady Travistock.
I really can't make up my mind about these - could we have a vote, please? There are several gems and I can't choose between them. I'd be very grateful if you just post a vote for your favourite. Please!ReplyDelete
I'm getting the general vibe that nobody is going to help you out here. I know I can't pick one.ReplyDelete
Sorry, I don't know which I liked best.ReplyDelete
Fred the butler and Travis of Travistock both made me laugh, Rosamund's fits brilliantly with your post and Maggie's manages to combine humour, a ghost story and a disappearing cook which is great going for 5 lines.