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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Miss Marple's

 
Above: Miss Marple's Tea Room
You could be forgiven for thinking you were in the English countryside of a quaint English village. With it's old English architecture, this lovely old building is the epitome of Englishness. Located in Sassafras in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, the tea room was inspired by Agatha Christie's delightful character Miss Marple.

The local tea room in the quaint old English village of St. Mary Mead was the gathering place for all the local identities. It was a hotbed of gossip, and to anyone of an enquiring mind, like Miss Marple, it was a constant source of useful information. It was Miss Marple's shrewd powers of observation that enabled her to solve many a dastardly crime (read murder). Crimes always reminded her of a parallel incident you see and she had the remarkable ability to latch onto a casual comment and connect it to the case at hand. According to Miss Marple, "Everybody is very much alike, really. But fortunately, perhaps, they don't realise it."

Today's quote: Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea ~ Henry Fielding.

3 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such an enchanting old place right in the heart of the magical Dandenongs! Love the whole area!

Andrew said...

I've been there a couple of times and it is very nice, if you can get in.

EG CameraGirl said...

I am laughing! The quote is fabulous! :)

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.