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I've got so many old photos, I think I may be sorting through them for the rest of my life. I've been spending some time editing, uploading and tagging some of them on Facebook, and doing so has opened up more than a few discussions with some old friends.

For my 24th birthday party i thought i'd do something different, so i hired the back room of a pub and convinced a few friends of mine that we should recreate A Mad Tea Party.

I donned my top & tails, and i bought my then girlfriend a lovely blue and white bib dress by Vivienne Westwood. It was fun, but i thought we were the only ones who would turn up in costume on the day.

On my birthday, i went to the venue and was greeted by the cheshire cat, a white bunny, a pack of cards, tweedle dum and even someone dressed as a puffin (she claimed she had a right as Puffin released the books). Pretty much everyone else wore hats. I was overwhelmed, but things got even better later on when my mate Kev turned up as Indiana Jones (you'd have to know him...)

Anyway, there you go. Mad Hatter plus tea party guests. Thought this might be fitting as my moblog is 4 today.
16th Jul 2008, 14:49   | tags:,,

taniwha says:

Oh wow, happy mo-birthday to you. It has been fun, hasn't it?

Nice picture and memories too. Thanks for sharing.

16th Jul 2008, 15:02

kel says:

Happy moblog birthday! great photos!

16th Jul 2008, 15:04

nige says:

hehe, thanks!

16th Jul 2008, 15:21

paintist says:

mad !

Happy moblogday to you.....

16th Jul 2008, 16:34

nige says:


16th Jul 2008, 19:02

Spiderbaby says:

That's brilliant! What a great idea. Looks like a good mad time was had by all :)
happy 4th birthday!

16th Jul 2008, 19:15

nige says:

it was such a funny party. wish i had better pics.

4 today!

16th Jul 2008, 20:42

Dhamaka says:

4 or 24, interesting symmetries

16th Jul 2008, 21:26

mara says:

: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : )

16th Jul 2008, 21:59

Caine says:

Happy MoBirthday, Nige! Moblog is so much the better for you, as are all us mobloggers. Terrific pics, too. :D

16th Jul 2008, 21:59

nige says:

ah, thankyou gals, and thats a lovely thing to say caine. cheers!

16th Jul 2008, 22:17

swampr0se says:

from the forest moon of Endor to down the rabbit hole...he's everywhere.
congrats, big guy, keep them coming.

17th Jul 2008, 13:50

MaggieD says:

These are soooo funny ..... congrats, and yes, keep 'em coming ....

17th Jul 2008, 19:27

Helen says:

4? Gosh. Well done.

Where are the pictures of THE dress?

17th Jul 2008, 22:09

nige says:

the alice dress? she's right at the back next to the cheshire cat, but you can't really see her in that. i've got a closer shot that i can add to this set (now that we can add photos).

17th Jul 2008, 22:28

Helen says:

Ahhh, I can make out an Alice band... but not much of the dress.

The Cheshire Cat looks luminous.

17th Jul 2008, 22:35

nige says:

there, i've added it. she will kill me for uploading that, but it's the best shot of the dress.

now i look at it, it's not even a bib dress, and the colour is all wrong, but it said Alice to me at the time, so what the hell :)

17th Jul 2008, 22:38

Helen says:

Maybe it was bluer and the flash whited it out? It's rather cute.

17th Jul 2008, 22:40

nige says:

i think it was bluer.

nothing topped mitch with his 90's take on the cheshire cat though (although Indiana Jones came close). he won outfit of the evening. ah, i guess you had to be there.

17th Jul 2008, 22:43

swamprose says:

I have a lot of respect for guys who buy girls a dress. they are brave.

17th Jul 2008, 22:51

nige says:

i used to dress women for a living back then, so it was no problemo for me ; )

17th Jul 2008, 23:01

swamprose says:

this is too good to let go.
what did you do? can you dress me?

17th Jul 2008, 23:03

nige says:

i was a stylist. i did a lot of work for tv shows with BBC, and then i moved into magazine work later on, but i was only styling men by that stage.

i can dress you. of course! i love doing it. i still style on the odd occasion for friends who know me from way back when.

17th Jul 2008, 23:19

swamprose says:

wow. we all have such great history.

I am unfortunately, beyond styling. too cranky.

18th Jul 2008, 02:41

Kostika says:

Fantastic dress! I love Vivienne Westwood. The only designer I'd die to own.

Happy Mo-Birthday. I hadn't realised our birthdays were so close. I turn 4 on the 6th of August.

18th Jul 2008, 08:34

seaneeboy says:

Happy Mobliversary, Nige!

18th Jul 2008, 10:08

nige says:

damn shame, ms cranky. i could have done a number on you :)

Kos, sean, thanks!

18th Jul 2008, 10:32

PrincessJun says:

Happy belated moblog birthday! Fantastic photos too.

18th Jul 2008, 14:16

nige says:

fanks 'Jun : )

18th Jul 2008, 21:13

Viv says:

from me too - must have been the sleeping dormouse to miss this!

19th Jul 2008, 12:00

great idea. I should buy another one from you for my next BD :-)

24th Jul 2008, 10:55