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.



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.