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.
So because of all this, I am having to sell some of my Moomin mugs on eBay – but don’t worry, I still have more. I am only selling ones that I have two of, but I am in NO way prepared to sell my other mugs, rare or not. Check out my eBay listings here and if you can, please bid on them to help me out (and expand your own collection of course). The money raised will be able to help with whatever Moomin project I come up with soon.
On a brighter note, I have found out today that in 2014 there will be a Moomin Movie released! This will be by Handle Productions, however the information surrounding is limited so far. I do know that in 2014, it is 100 years since Tove’s birth and so there will be many celebrations around the world. Visit Tove100 for more information.
Here are some images from Handle Productions’ website of the new film, based on the original comic strips:
In addition to this great news, I also booked my holiday to Finland a few weeks ago. I’ll be staying from July 27th until August 3rd, staying in Helsinki and visiting Turku and Espoo over the week.
Look forward to many more blog posts in the near future, as I now have no more university commitments (except the finance part…) and so even if I can’t buy a ton of merchandise like I used to, you may be seeing exclusive new items and of course, I will still update about what new products are out there for you!