Archive for June, 2012

Klovharu – Tove Jansson’s Island

Yesterday, I was doing some last minute searching for information about Tove Jansson’s island Klovharu/Haru and I found some contact details for someone who organises it and asked when it is open to the public. For anyone who doesn’t know, Tove and Lars (her brother) built a house on the island of Klovharu which is off the coast of Porvoo in the Pellinki archipelago. She and Tuulikki Pietilä lived there for almost thirty years. For Finnish and Swedish readers, information is available in Tove’s book Anteckningar från en ö (Notes From an Island), published in 1996. The Summer Book (Sommarboken) gives us more information about what it is like to live on an island, and is definitely worth the read (as are all of Jansson’s pieces).

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The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My App Review

Moomin, Mymble and Little My
Has been released as an app by the wonderful Spinfy.
It’s interactive as ever can be
There’s so much to do, not just to see.

Follow Moomin as he tries to get back
With milk for his mother, he finds a pack
It’s Little My and Mymble, too
What happens next? I’ll give you a clue.

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Career change, eBay, Moomins Movie and Holidays

Hello all my fellow Moomin lovers! I have a LOT going on in my life right now, but I’m in the process of making Moomins the biggest part of my life soon. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do this yet, but the time has come where my health is not good enough to continue with my nursing studies.

I’m being very optimistic though and part of me thinks that all this has happened for a reason. In August/September 2011, just before I started university, I discovered that there were jobs available in the Moomin Shop in Covent Garden. The thought occurred to me that I should work there, but being from Manchester, I wasn’t prepared to move. I do regret not going for this, but I honestly couldn’t see myself working in a shop for the rest of my life. I want to create new things that people will be ecstatic about – just the way I am when I see new products released.

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