Tag Archives: Moomin

Moomin art in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

HavingĀ  tired of watching footage of my sister-in-law J making an early departure from a reality television series, the rest of us set off to find more interesting entertainment on the Isle of Lewis. TPR and I contrasted the new … Continue reading

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Supermarket shelf stealer looks forward to a weekend away at the Balcary Bay Hotel (Rousse)

Since we ran out of storage space in our house, I had taken to secretly commandeering some shelves in Tesco. There I left a dozen Moomin mugs in a raffia basket, and several spare duvets in John Lewis boxes. On … Continue reading

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Where to source Moomin wrapping paper (Rousse)

Delegates who bought conference souvenirs of the conference were wrapping them up in Moomin paper as presents for friends and family back at home. Due to luggage restrictions – and laziness – most people were only using tiny sections of … Continue reading

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Bedroom and bathroom makeover with Moomins (Rousse)

I was so tired on the first night back at home after a long period away with work that I didn’t notice that anything was different. Even the next morning my first thought was only that the bathroom looked very … Continue reading

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Moomin stationery encounter (Rousse)

I met the author of a relatively well-known academic web site in a shop that sold Moomin stationery. I was disappointed that she had never heard of me, even when I told her my Twitter handle.

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A double birthday surprise – with Moomins (Rousse)

The first part of my birthday treat was an afternoon spent in the luxury top apartment of the block. We simply did a switch with our landladies (one of whom was friends with David Bowie) for the weekend. While we … Continue reading

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Moomin office delight (Rousse)

All my colleagues on campus were dressed in matching black suits with peach cravats (or scarves for the ladies). Most were also carrying wands. I hung my head in shame. It was so long since I’d attended a graduation ceremony … Continue reading

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