and when I looked twice,he was gone. Walking out of the train station recently I thought I saw a white rabbit and Alice propping up the walls.
only to look again and they had vanished too. Curiouser and curiouser. These strange wee occurrences continued until one day I was out walking and it all suddenly became clear, without making any sense at all. (Which sounds a lot like me.)
I was dandering through a old forgotten pathway when a Chesire cat suddenly appeared in front of me and stared.
"Hellllooooo, I have been waiting for you. Come this way please." he purred. "Excuse me?" I said squeakily as I realised this cat could talk.
"Oh come on don't give me that! he cried. "When you were seven, after you read Alice in Wonderland for the first time, you said you wished that you could go to The Mad Hatters tea party. Well, regrettably for you, a lot of other people wished for this too down the years and I had a huge backlog to undertake,don't even start me on the paperwork involved now, but here I am. You are going to The Mad Hatters Tea Party!"
I think my dumb, mouth open wide expression was annoying him. "I knew you would be like this! That's why I left little hints around in your life to remind you of this time! Come on, some of us have work to do you know!"
Before I could say anything he lead me to this.
"Why don't you take a look down there? I wonder what's down there?" he smiled
Whats down here?
look whats down hERRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE! WAAAAAAAAA!
Being a nosy git I looked down way too far, lost my bearings and fell right down!
It was not really like falling though. it was strange the tunnel was splattered with pretty stars that floated upwards in a dreamy kind of way.
But after a while I began to feel gravity pulling me down faster,
and faster, oh, I am falling so fast!
When suddenly "THUD!" I had landed like a sack of potatoes thrown to the ground. I lay there for a moment, thinking how was I gonna get out of here and how I will miss this weeks episode of Judge Judy if I don't do it quick, when I noticed a key hole of a door opposite me. I jumped up to investigate.
But it was a tiny wee door, like a fairy door. No way was I getting out through there, but there seemed no other way out so I lay down on the ground and peered through the key hole
and on the outside of the door was a beautiful courtyard, with the scent of roses and a labyrinth of hedge mazes. But how do I get to it? I stood by up only to find a little table with a tiny wee bottle glistening cut cystal and aqua glass.
I could not help but be drawn to its twinkling glass bottle stopper
and I opened the bottle, to see fairy bubbles coming out laughing "drink me, drink me!"
It made me giggle and I drank it all.
I wasn't giggling much longer when I realised I was shrinking, smaller and smaller. What a strange feeling, I felt like a accordion!
soon I was smaller than the door and I stopped shinking just in time to open it and step outside.
I walked out and looked behind me. where did i come out of? The wee door belonged to a tiny sized but long glass house, same size as now wee me and huge big wooden pieces all over the garden. What were they? "Would you like to play croquet?" I heard the Cheshire cat smile though I could not find him.
Oh my, I was so small. I walked further ahead only to see a huge tea cup on the side of the path. "Would you like a cup of tea?" the Cheshire cat somewhere asked me.
I cant play croquet and I can not have a cup of tea because I am too small! This was all very strange and I was scared that if i stayed that way, when I got home, big fella would just flatten me with his big boots! I wished he was here to help me!
The Cheshire cat must had read my thoughts for he told me through the breeze to walk along to the path and open the gates to the strawberry fields
and eat some strawberries along the way and all will be well. I was getting hungrier as the day grew so I did exactly that, nibbling on a huge strawberry that had fallen to the ground and I started to get bigger with each munch. As i munched away i was soon back to my wee human heights. With all the munching, I did not realise where I had walked to. There in front me, were beautiful white gates.
As I got closer faces, appeared on the gates.
"Hello again all back to normal, are you? whatever normal is!" the Cheshire cats face was grinning down at me from the top of the gates.
"Please say hello to my friends twiddle Dee and twiddle dumb below me,situated from my left to right, and they will open the gates for you" I did as I was told and stood back to see the gates begin to glow
the gates began to open and I stared up in awe
by the faces on the gates.
As I walked through the gates I saw a courtyard in the distance and there inside was the Mad Haters tea party in full swing!
along with Alice, the White rabbit was there
with the sleepy Doe mouse of course
and the mad hatter himself
and what lovely hosts they were
We sang all manners of silly songs with lots of dancing, and cups of overflowing tea we had abound! The mad hatter made me laugh and the constant chatter of nonsense was making me quite dizzy. I looked at the dor mouse yawning sleepily opposite me and I began to fell so drowsy myself..........................
I awoke at home with pages of a well read book stuck to my face as I pondered the strange dream I was having. I peeled the book from of my face and squinted at the cover. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, I mouthed aloud, slowly returning from my sleepy haze and
Oh in the spirit of a unhappy birthday, Let's have a mad hatter giveaway! I have only done this once so far and I thought it was a time for another one! If you like any of the photographs I have posted above, I will giveaway 10 photo cards of your choice! I will prepare them so thoughtfully and carefully, you could almost pass them as professional! If you would like to take part, leave me a comment telling me of course, but if you really want them you could become a follower if not already! This giveaway will be on for a while, only because the laptop broke down and I have lack of funds to replace it right now! So I think about 3 weeks giveaway would be right! Let me know if you are interested! All the Best!