One cool Summer's afternoon, Alice was dreaming alone in the meadow when she was visited by a small black bunny.
"I am the White Rabbit." He announced.
"But you're black." replied Alice.
"How rude," he muttered, "not my fault at all. I've come to tell you of a special Tea Party in Wonderland and you are invited."
With a skip and a hop, he announced that they were late,
And so she ran after him,
turning this way and that until finally,
she heard his voice echoing from beneath the tree, "Late, so late."
Down after the rabbit went Alice and came out into a strange place where she was tiny and her hair was now black like the rabbits dark fur.
"What is going on here?" she asked the wise Blue Caterpillar.
"Someone has been baking for a big tea party and magic flour is floating on the breeze, changing everything it touches." he replied.
"Oooh! I'm back to normal." Cried Alice joyfully.
"You're so fearfully big, my dear." He muttered.
Alice carried the Blue Caterpillar through the woods to a clearing, where there was laid out a wonderful feast of Sardines on toast, iced buns and chocolate cakes. There were two tea pots so that no one should go without and the White Rabbit appeared to be his usual colour again, if a good deal smaller!
Suddenly guests appeared as if from nowhere and devoured the feast with much laughter and merriment.
A floaty voice enquired after the sardines,
and they were joined by the Cheshire Cat.
The March Hare had been secretly sipping from a bottle marked 'Drink me'. It had a curious but not unpleasant taste, but sadly, he was now stuck in his cup!
The caterpillar wondered whether or not to tell him the secret of the mushroom, but decided he preferred him this size, he was a lot less trouble!
"Time to go." Announced the Cheshire Cat as first one half and then the other disappeared.
Alice found herself spinning in the woods again,
and then suddenly was totally alone. Had she fallen asleep and had a very curious dream?
Many thanks to my wonderful and magical helpers, and especially to Vanessa for being a delightful and inspiring event organiser.