Sunday, 20 January 2013

It's a Lovely Day

...For Snowmen. What do you think of my latest creation? Not so much  Raymond Brigg's "Snowman," as Snufkin from Finn Family Moomintroll  I reckon. Which reminds me, did any UK readers catch the marvellous documentary on the life of  author Tove Jannsson, the creator of the Moomins over Christmas? I thought I'd forgotten about them, but just a glimpse at those illustrations and maps brought brings it all back.

Anyway,  no snowman blog would be complete without the old classic  though I'll admit to getting ever so slightly diverted by this little gem.  Well, with GP dog around you do need to watch where you're digging!

 I'll need to think what to do with the burst of energy brought on by the walk to church this morning.    I continued the back cure by joining in with other volunteers clearing paths  once I arrived. My walking pole came in useful; could have done with a sledge of my own, too. It would have made the journey home so much quicker - and more fun.

So, rather than grumble about the limitations brought by the weather, I reckon I should make the most of this snow whilst it lasts. What do you think my next  artistic offering  should be? I'm torn between  immortalising GP dog, (might have problems with his sabre-like tail though), or a labyrinth. If that's not too ambitious.


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    1. Ehrm. You really don't want to see the results. It all went horribly wrong.

  2. All snowmen are wonderful, unique creations! LET IT SNOW, MAN!

  3. Oh! Snufkin!! I loved the Moomintrolls - but didn't see the documentary, unfortunately. Wouldn't Snufkin be a great name for a cat?! I might try to buy some Moomintroll books - just for the illystrations!

    1. Well worth it. Can't find my old books so I might treat myself.

    2. Yes, I meant to add I love Moomintroll! I have all the books and re-read them whenever I want something to curl up with and feel good. Not that I often quote Philip Pullman, but he's right in talking about their "numinous" quality. I think it's just the right time to read the "Midwinter" one again. Missed the programme about Tove Jansson, unfortunately: wish I'd seen it.

  4. I bet you did not visit all the blogs yet...

  5. Yes, make the most of the snow!! I live in Canada and it's though today (cold and snowy), but thanks for a bit of optimism! I'm nominating you for a Liebster Award!!! Check out my post with the details and let me know if you have any questions! It's all about new bloggers getting to know each other and motivating each other!



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