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01 February 2011 @ 01:42 am
treacle_tartlet  sent me one of these!  It's a Moomin gingerbread house kit, and you can see a completed version of the house here, though the kit comes with cutters for Moonintroll, Moominmama and Moominpapa, and Lilla My rather than figurines. The instructions on the back come in Swedish and Finnish, which is interesting for translation purposes -- I now have the Finnish for egg firmly in my head as well as the chorus of the little piggies song!

Anyway, treacle has once again proved SHE KNOWS ME TOO WELL! Also, people popping in over the cooler months will now be subjected to barbecue and moomin gingerbread, instead of the usual plates of macarons. You have been warned!
Emmaemmacmf on January 31st, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
That is AMAZING.

Coincidentally enough, I'm off to London to see shocolate and our friends, and I've brought out my moomin bag.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 1st, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
YIPPEE! I have been thinking I need to buy myself a Moomin bag, if it means that we will be bag twins, even more incentive. On the topic of bags, what address should I be sending the sewn Wiggly ones to? Nearly finished my bundle!
Emmaemmacmf on February 1st, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
I love my Moomin bag lots.

Oh, you star! The address is:

Emma Fee
75 Friars Avenue

maya231maya231 on February 3rd, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Where can I get a Moomin bag? Cute!!!
Emmaemmacmf on February 3rd, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
My bag is by disasterdesigns.co.uk - they do an amazing range of bags!
Klaramummimamma on January 31st, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
I approve!

I also have a set of Muumi ginger bread cutters like these, actually I have two sets, since several people thought it was the perfect gift. And how right they are.
silent hallucinationalex_s9 on January 31st, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
I've got two of those cutters as well, my husband bought them for me. As well as cups, spoons and big plushies of different Moomin characters.

I also own a copy of every edition of Moomin books published in Polish.

Yes, I am obsessed, why ask? XD
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 1st, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
It's not obsession, it's in possession of EXCELLENT taste!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 1st, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
Your friends are geniuses. And I need to go and visit a friendly internet purveyor of fine kitchenware ...
pioniepionie on January 31st, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
I didn't even know I needed one of those, until now. Now, oh how I covet a moomin gingerbread kit!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 1st, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
That was exactly my feeling when I opened the wrapping! Except that I did not need to covet one! I found a shop in Finland that sells them, clearly we need an excursion.
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 31st, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
OMG! I didn't know these even existed, but now I NEED one

*is jealous*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 1st, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
I have found a shop in Finland that has them, maybe we need a Fandom Excursion to buy Moomin materials?
winstonmomwinstonmom on January 31st, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Ok, I will be the first to admit I don't know what this things are. Are they characters from cartoons? Kids toys?
They look adorable.
jekni: Knit or Killjekni on February 1st, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
They're characters from a series of childrens' books by Tove Jansson. I remember them from my own childhood in the 60s aand recently found a website which seems to list most of the books printed:


ISTR there was also a cartoon series on telly.
prone to mischief: Macaronstreacle_tartlet on January 31st, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)

I'm glad it arrived, and that it pleases you! Happy Birthday, again, darling ♥ ♥ ♥
being_here: Cakebeing_here on January 31st, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh that is fab! You will post pics when you've made it?

Edited at 2011-01-31 07:58 pm (UTC)
Nennenenne on January 31st, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
I thought these were a well hidden secret in my parts of the world. I didn't know you knew them at all.

It's a great gift! The instructions are in English as well I hope, if not I'll have to translate them for you. (From Swedish that is, not Finnish.)
Brissygirlbrissygirl on January 31st, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what they are, but the house looks cute. :)
Eli/Ellie/ellie_norellie_nor on January 31st, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
*gasps* ♥__♥
adores_dracoadores_draco on February 1st, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
Onneksi olkoon, Blamebrampton! Muumiaiheinen piparkakkutalo on erittäin viehättävä lahja. :))
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 1st, 2011 10:39 am (UTC)
Tragically, I am sub-literate in Swedish and almost illiterate in Finnish. I recognised congratulations from cards from Finnish friends, and I know the words for Moomin and gingerbread house -- not the most useful vocab, I know! ;-)

But I do know a song that raitala taught me:
Porsaita äidin oomme kaikki
oomme kaikki, oomme kaikki.
Porsaita äidin oomme kaikki,
oomme kaikki, kaikki.
Sinä ja minä,
sinä ja minä.

Imagine, if you will, pingrid, calanthe and I mortifying raitala with loud exclamations of 'oomme kaikki, kaikki!' (She secretly loved it.)
adores_dracoadores_draco on February 1st, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Blamebrampton. The gingerbread Moomin house is a very charming gift. :)

It's always a pleasure to read the words of a lovely children's song about mommy's piglets! I'm sure Raitala loved hearing it. Who wouldn't? :D

I never realised that Raitala is Finnish. Even though her username is a Finnish surname. Now THAT is mortifying. I suppose I need to read some more H/D fics to get over it.

Btw I have a new addiction. I love to watch The Big Bang Theory. My inner Sheldon enjoys seeing a person who is almost as neurotic as I am. ;) Did you know that 73 per cent of Americans believe in creationism? If that's not astonishing (and even slightly scary) I don't know what is.
jolinar_rosha: moogie approvedjolinar_rosha on February 1st, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
ah WOW, a Moomin gingerbread house? AWESOME!!

Also, belated happy birthday! I feel horrible for missing it, and humbly beg forgiveness.
kaedhlinkaedhlin on February 2nd, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
That is so many kinds of wonderful. I have fond memories of reading the books when I was young. Must get them out again!

I'll come over for any and all Moomin gingerbread experiences!