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All About The Moomins

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All About The Moomins

Tove Jansson’s Moomin books have been loved by generations of children since they first appeared in 1945. This is because she wrote and illustrated them such with humour and detail. We are going to share with you the history of these magical stories About The Moomins The Moomins are a family of white, round fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. However, despite this resemblance, the Moomin family are trolls. The family lives in their house in Moominvalley, however in the past their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. In a letter to Paul Ariste, Tove Jansson wrote in 1973 that...

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All About Peanuts (and Snoopy!)

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All About Peanuts (and Snoopy!)

Peanuts is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz which ran from October 2nd 1950 to February 13th 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. Peanuts is among the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being". The first Peanuts strip from October 2nd, 1950 The most beloved breakout star from the Peanuts Gang is of course Snoopy. The wildly imaginative, supremely confident, world-famous beagle is a canine master of disguise. While pondering life from the top of his doghouse, he writes the...

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Iwai HiHi Crawling Doll- reborn!

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Iwai HiHi Crawling Doll- reborn!

One of our favourite things about running a small business is helping out other new brands and shops. Early this year we discovered the shop Ava's Dreams. And we fell in love. Unfortunately they had a few problems at the beginning, which we endeavoured to support them through. And now we couldn't be happier to announce that they have done what no one else could- they've brought these iconic 1970's dolls back to life! Originally created in the 1970's in Japan by Hideo Iwai, they were named 'Hihi' after the Japanese  for 'crawling'. Natalie, the lovely owner of Ava's Dreams says...

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All about Five Little Diamonds...

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All about Five Little Diamonds...

Five Little Diamonds has been in the making since 2012. We will now be blogging on our site once a week, and I will start by telling you about our history! I am the owner Cathy- HELLO!- and I'd like to share our story with you now.  Five Little Diamonds hasn't always been my dream. Since I read an article in 'Girl Talk' Magazine about turning your room into a haven for slumber parties by rolling your duvet, slinging pillows on it and turning your bed into a sofa (I know, right?!) at seven years old, I wanted to be an...

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