A frosty London Fields

We haven't had any proper snow, i.e. more than a light dusting, in London for a couple of years now. I miss it. Instagram is killing me at the moment. Between the glorious days of sunshine my friends are enjoying in New Zealand and Australia, to the heavy blizzards and snow in New York, it's envy-making.. I can't really complain though. We've had plenty of beautiful frosty mornings lately, where Jack Frost has danced his way through town making everything glisten magically.

A frosty winter London fields morning

And finally, a light sprinkling of icing sugary snow.

Snowy London Fields

"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” 

Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

I wish I could go to sleep like the seeds some days and wake again in the warmer days of spring.

Off with their heads

He says, "It's had bad reviews." I say: " 1. Johnny Depp, 2. as the Mad Hatter. 3. A  tea party. "

He says, "Ha".

I'm not done.

"4.  The chesire cat, 5.  The Queen of Hearts, 6.  Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton 7. AND it's 3D. What's not to like?"

So we're off to fall down the rabbit hole and watch Alice in Wonderland tonight. Very exciting. I love the book, the imagery, the story and even Tom's Petty's Mad Hatter tea party music video tribute  Don't Come Around Here No More (the best bit is the Alice cake).

The whole world has fallen in love again with Alice and I've jumped on the bandwagon. I'm completely besotted with this necklace by Tom Binns called 'A Smashing Time' which is part of an Alice in Wonderland themed collection. The piece features in the new issue of UK Vogue and you can see the entire collection here.  Smitten.

The tea party bracelet and Queens of Heart's necklace are also to die for. I have a single teapot necklace from Portobello Road markets which is very sweet but it's just not quite the same.

I'm looking forward to seeing Helena as the Red Queen. My last Halloween costume was the Queen of Hearts last. We were in New York and basically I wanted to wear a red dress, heart tights, a crown and carry a septor......... But mostly I just wanted to say "off with their heads!" without looking around.

I also have, of course, a lovely Alice themed teapot, cup, saucer and plate by Japanese designer Shinzi Katoh. I picked them up while on holiday in Ghent last  year. My friend Aimee who was with me, bought the teapot for me as a belated birthday present. It's actually the only new china I own and I just adore it. The teacup also features on the right in the banner above.

Might need to have an Mad Hatters tea party soon I think.  If you haven't seen it before you should watch Alice by Jan Svankmajer. That's one freaking terrifying rabbit. Falling down the rabbit hole will never be the same again.