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A vintage cuppa with the Great and Powerful April 25 2013

At the weekend, my sister and Niece Olivia asked if I wanted to go to the cinema and see the new film, “Oz the Great and Powerful” at the Atrium in Camberley.  Not far from the cinema is a Vintage Tea Shop that had just opened so we thought we'd go treat ourselves to a cupcake and pot of tea before the film started.  We didn’t have to wait long to get a table but most of the yummy cupcakes had gone.  There were some cupcakes left, not necessarily the flavour I wanted but hey, beggars can’t be choosers and I was just happy to get a cupcake!  The cupcakes are actually made in the shop with the bakers busy in the back making them as quickly as they were selling.  I ordered just plain old Vanilla with Buttercream on top and my sister and Livvy ordered Lemon with Lemon Buttercream, all served on a beautiful eclectic vintage teaset.  I’m not a great lover of icing or lashings of Buttercream on cakes and so had to scoop half of mine off onto my plate only to have Livvy ask if she could have mine (she’d already eaten all of hers).  Talk about sugar rush and rot your teeth!

Did you know there are about 15 books in the “OZ” series?  No, nor did I…  “Oz the Great and Powerful” is a sort of pre-equal to the original 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" and I loved, loved, loved it! I liked the fact that the makers kept the scenery very much in suite to the original and it was rather dark but funny film.  Basically, the film tells us of how the Wizard became the Wizard with his flaws and fears.  And how the Witch Theodora became the Wicked Witch of the West.  I won't say too much or it will be a spoiler for anyone who hasn't yet seen the film but it's truly a wonderful film that I would happily see again, that I think both adults and children alike will enjoy.

"I'll get you my pretty!!!"

("I tried to make your face Green..." Yeah, thanks Livvy, I didn't actually want to look like the Wicked Witch of the West!)