Tuesday, January 27, 2009

And now for a spot of tea . . .

Let's celebrate National Hot Tea Month (January) and Mad Tea Party Day (January 27th)!

Bigelow Tea is in Fairfield, Connecticut (USA), which is near my neighborhood, so it should be easy to pull together a tea party. Hmmm, now I just need to decide which character to be - Alice has a nice apron, the Cheshire Cat a big smile and then of course there is the Mad Hatter's hat . . .

Today is the birthday of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898), better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll. He was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer, best known for Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.  

"Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die." - Lewis Carroll

"One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others." - Lewis Carroll

“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.” - Lewis Carroll

Trivia note: 'Mad as a hatter' was also a common expression in 19th century England, probably because many hatters did go mad from exposure to mercury, which was used in the process of making felt hats. (source)

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