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Said Alice, at Wisley

The Alice in Wonderland event ends 31st Aug 2015, but in the meantime click on twice to expand, said Alice ~

If you look where Alice looks, then you’ll see what Alice sees.   Cats with a cheesy grins, found nesting up in trees.

White Rabbit at Wisley Gardens

Said Alice, to a rabbit who was late.

Snail at Wisley Gardens
And here’s a snail that’s made of flowers, and a mushroom for my plate,
Toadstool at Wisley Gardens

A pillar with a hookah.
Hookah at Wisley Gardens

 

Red Queen 2 at Wisley Gardens

Off with his head

And a Red Queen in a spate,

Red Queen 1 at Wisley Gardens

. . . and his

Then strange tea with the Mad Hatter,

Wouldn’t that be great ?.

 

Said Alice, who burst into song ~

15 responses

  1. So, no Beatles then ?

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    August 27, 2015 at 13:47

    • Mad About Hats

      Not today. Mind you, I’ve got all their greats: The Long and Winding Teapot, Magical Mystery Hat, You Can Drive My Dormouse, Love Love Me Duvet, Polythene Spam, Norwegian Stick, Rubber Stoat, I Want To Hold Your Giblets and many more.

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      August 27, 2015 at 13:52

  2. Not often I feel nostalgic for the countryside but this is one of those moments. What a magical scene.

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    August 27, 2015 at 14:19

    • They did do well and they held Mad Hatter’s tea parties for the children and a treasure trail. To think, I almost didn’t go. 🙂

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      August 27, 2015 at 19:33

    • Mad About Hats

      Don’t pay any attention to him, I’m not mad, no really. By the way have you got any Garibaldi and have you seen a dormouse with a stolen teapot. 😛

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      August 27, 2015 at 19:37

  3. What enchanting gardens!

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    August 28, 2015 at 04:54

    • Agreed. Always pleasing to see when people care about what they do and make an effort. 🙂

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      August 28, 2015 at 10:30

  4. What a fantastical set-up! It would be so cool to take a child there after reading the story.

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    September 8, 2015 at 18:28

    • Glad you enjoyed. Wisley is overall one of the best places I have visited and there was a Mad Hatters tea party for the kids.

      Lewis Carroll wrote the stories for and about a child that he knew, but seemed to have infused them with some adult themes. I wonder if he knew. 🙂 🙂

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      September 8, 2015 at 20:01

      • It’s been ages since I read a Lewis Carroll book – I ought to revisit them someday. Then again, I feel like I ought to join in a mad tea party, too!

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        September 8, 2015 at 23:56

        • Your stater for ten (the spellchecker doesn’t like this at all)

          Jabberwocky
          By Lewis Carroll

          ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
          Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
          All mimsy were the borogoves,
          And the mome raths outgrabe.

          “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
          The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
          Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
          The frumious Bandersnatch!”

          He took his vorpal sword in hand;
          Long time the manxome foe he sought—
          So rested he by the Tumtum tree
          And stood awhile in thought.

          And, as in uffish thought he stood,
          The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
          Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
          And burbled as it came!

          One, two! One, two! And through and through
          The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
          He left it dead, and with its head
          He went galumphing back.

          “And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
          Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
          O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
          He chortled in his joy.

          ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
          Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
          All mimsy were the borogoves,
          And the mome raths outgrabe.

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          September 9, 2015 at 00:22

          • I actually have that one memorized – had to perform it for a speech class in high school and it’s stayed in my brain all these years 🙂

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            September 9, 2015 at 20:15

    • Mad About Hats

      I like kids too, but I couldn’t eat a whole one :-D. The dormouse sends his regards (two snores and a squeak) and have you got any honey. 😀

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      September 8, 2015 at 20:56

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