Mad Hatters hold them, even solemn looking girls in Petersburg throw them, teddy bears are known to favour them over picnics, and on Friday the 12th of January, 2007, at Risa’s invitation, a Tea Party is being held for the entire length of a single day, for a cast of hundreds. From the southern hemisphere to the north, until presumably the clock strikes 12 and all are too giddy from sugary confections and gallons of tea to possibly continue.
So, what have I decided to bring to this gathering, the first of its kind… why, I’ve brought along the seating. And given that here, in Melbourne, Friday is already knocking at the door, I have brought along seats complete with a small army of willing, hairy (though sometimes feathered and scaled) seat warmers, until you all arrive.
Pull up a pew, bribe your seat warmer, be he monkey or be she a hare, and sit down as you await the sticky sweets on this merry day.