Today is Celestine's birthday!
To celebrate she had a tea party with White Rabbit on Sunday afternoon- as that was when White Rabbit was free to come over. Matilda (remember her from last year?) was supposed to come but she was too hungover. She just loves whiskey too much. Really she ought to go to an AA meeting...
Celestine missed Matilda but it was nice to have a more dignified party this time. Last years got a little messy... White Rabbit was very polite except for being a bit greedy.
Or a lot greedy actually.
Here they are at the start of the teaparty. You can see the whisky was put out ready for Matilda. (I am slightly worried why Celestine owns so many bottles of whiskey actually, I must ask her about that...)
This was the spread:
On the Saturday night I went out with friends and when I got in I iced a tiny pink cake for Celestine in the witching hour. That's now I roll nowadays on a Saturday evening. I think it looks a little like a fondant fancy.
On the Sunday Henrietta and I made some tiny biscuit stars and men. They came out of the oven quite puffy and I'm not sure why but they still tasted nice. They were savoury biscuits. We thought White Rabbit and Celestine had enough sweet things to be getting on with.
So she whipped some up...
with a lot of smoke...
But they came out ok!
White Rabbit and Celestine certainly enjoyed them.
White Rabbit, as I said before, enjoyed the food a bit too much...
He scoffed all the sweets...
and all the meringues...
Celestine did try to suggest that he slowed down a bit in case he got indigestion. But White Rabbit is not one for listening to advice.
Celestine had quite a large slice for her tiny body. But after all it was her birthday!
And of course White Rabbit had a much bigger slice!
And he ate it allll up.
And took some home in a napkin for Matilda. Or so he said. We think he took it to eat himself.
And then he said thank you for the lovely tea and Henrietta took him home.
And the next thing we heard was that he was suffering from terrible indigestion.
Poor White Rabbit.
Don't worry though, he is fine now!
And Celestine had a lovely birthday party. And she is looking forward to seeing both Matilda and White Rabbit again soon!