Tuesday, 31 July 2012


I was taking pictures of Red ( you know? My lovely Pullip Bloody Red Hood.)

It seemed that she was enjoying it....when...
...in the middle of the photo shoot , she started acting strange.
She was avoiding me.
 Pretending I wasn't here at all!
Was she distracted by the little blue butterfly that was flying across the room?

Then, after a few minutes of this unbearable torture she spoke and said:
"When are you going to start making dolls again?"



Saturday, 28 July 2012

Meeting Alice in Oxford where it all began

As the sun is out at last and that I am also on holiday ( at last too!)
Aliénore, her dad and I have decided to go to Oxford where the story of Alice began.
These are some of our souvenir pics!
The University where Lewis Carroll met Alice Liddell and started 
telling her and her sisters a very special story.
Aliénore pretending to be Alice at Christ Church University
The shop where Alice used to go.
Meeting the White Rabbit

Then we saw a beautiful exhibition called Tea with Alice that featured over 100 original illustrations
 of Alice in Wonderland throughout the world.

 Rebecca Dautremer
 (I should have written down the names while taking the pics....sorry)
A giant Alice by Tenniel

 Anthony Browne!

There was also a room with lots of hats to put on to find inspiration!
Aliénore loved it!

Outside we saw this massive building surrounded by very big heads. 
Aliénore got scared and thought it was because of the Queen of Hearts.
Poor little thing she was shaking!

But things were quickly forgotten with a couple of good local sweets,
going back to a safe and extraordinary place,

 where she could pretend to be too big...
...or too small.
A safe place where she knew she could play safely in the garden
while her mum was tenderly looking at her through the window.

Meanwhile, we heard that you too were having tea with Alice and Miss V?

We wish you a lovely Mad Hatter Tea Party!