Tove Jansson 100 years

At the weekend Tove Jansson was celebrated in many places in many ways. Tove Jansson ( 9th of August 1914-2001) was a swedish speaking finn who created not only the worldfamous Moomins but was also a painter and wrote many short stories and novels. She spent all her summers in the Pellinge archipelago, not far from Strandhagen B&B. Almost thirty years she and her partner Tuulikki Pietilä spent on a small island called Klovharun, far out in the archipelago. The last book Tove Jansson wrote was Anteckningar från en ö, with paintings of Tuulikki Pietilä. It is a beautiful book about two elderly women spending their summer on an island.

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Today the island and the small cottage that is as when they left it, open for public one week a year, if the weather and the waves are calm enough. I was happy to be able to visit the island on Sunday and  as it was beautiful weather so did many others too. I was specially impressed by the ones who had arrived with kayaks, I think Tove would have liked that.

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