The Historical Birthday-Tea Party 5th February

Today we are blowing up balloons to celebrate

Marie Rabutin-Chantal de Sévigné

5 February 1626 – 17 April 1696

Romantic friend of Marie de Lafayette and obsessive writer of letters (mainly to her daughter). Member of Paris intellectual circle, spent a lot of time at Versailles.

The heart has no wrinkles

When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it

If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you. But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage?

Well, I know what to serve Marie at the party…