Cool and colourful kids clothing for Funky Little People

by Scandinavian mum

Funky Scandinavian Kids Clothing

Funky Scandinavian Kids Clothing by thescandinavianmum featuring a Funky Kids Clothes

Funky Little People is the place for bright and beautiful eco Scandinavian brands, perfect for the playground! The London based children’s clothing online shop stock ethically produced clothes, accessories, home accessories and gifts.
Read more

Children’s book review: The Moomins and the Great Flood

by Scandinavian mum

The Moomins and the Great Flood was the first ever Moomin book, written by Finnish author Tove Jansson and published in 1945. Tove Jansson later said: The story is quite influenced by the childhood books I had read and loved” She also mad a point out of deliberately avoiding princes and princesses in her fairytale and rather create a story around a troll.

The Moomintroll travel through a dark and scary forest together with his mother in the search for his father and also to find a safe home. Along their adventurous way they meet a host of characters and faced with various of challenges.

“What sort of thing are you?” asked the little creature.
“I’m a Mommintroll,” answered Moomintroll, who had time to feel brave again. “And this is my mother…”

The story is taking place in the fantasy world of the Moomins and it very much evolves around bravery. Will they ever find the Moomin father? And will they find a nice place to stay?

Told simply yet magically in just 60 pages, the book features beautiful illustrations in sepia watercolours as well as pen and ink drawings. This is an delightful book, perfect as a bedtime story for your child. It also makes an excellent present.


It has only been translated into English since 2005 and now, lovingly, by Sort Of Books in 2012. We bought it in hardcover at our local book shop, Daunt Books for £9.99.

Moomin shop in Covent Garden

by Scandinavian mum

The Moomins (Mumintroll in Scandinavia) are the characters in a series of books and a comic strip by the Swedish-Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. They are a family of trolls who are white and roundish, with large snouts that make them resemble hippos. The adventurous Moomin family live in their house in Moominvalley, in the forests of Finland. And now the Moomins have arrived in Covent Garden, London.

Read more

My morning treat in a love mug

by Scandinavian mum

I received this beloved Moomin cup from the Scandinavian Dad, when he returned from a business trip to Finland in 2002.
This has been my favourite mug ever since and to me there is no better way of starting the day than with enjoying a proper barista style cafe latte brewed by the Scandinavian Dad in such a sweet mug like this.

The Iittala Arabia Love Moomin porcelain mug depicts Moomintroll and Snorkmaiden from Tove Jansson’s Moomin series adorably embracing each other. Designer Tove Slotte-Elevant transferred the original drawings to Arabia’s Moomin products.

Read more about the different characters and see more Moomin products here:
Buy the Moomin mug by Arabia from Skandium for £16.95