Monday, 28 September 2015

A Taste of Finland with Moomins on the Riviera

As I told you last week (it's not too late to enter my giveaway to win three copies !), today sees the release of Moomins on the Riviera, a DVD that was a lovely trip down memory lane for me but that also appealed to the Madhouse kids.

Along with a copy of the DVD and some cute and cuddly Moomins toys, we received some fun activity sheets.

As well as a selection of authentic Finnish treats and snacks for us to munch in front of the DVD. Much more exciting than the usual popcorn ! The sweets, chocolates and biscuits were all met with enthusiastic lip-smacking and mumbles of appreciation ...

But the biggest squeal of excitement came when the kids spotted the Moomins branded sweets !

It was a lovely way to explain to the Madhouse kids that the Moomins cartoon is based on the beloved Finnish comic strip by Tove Jansson. They found it hard to believe that I watched The Moomins as a child - the comic strip actually started way before then, back in 1945 ! - but they loved the peaceful, gentle atmosphere (unlike many modern cartoons) that reminded them of the equally long-running Barbapapa.

To find out more about the DVD, head over to my giveaway and try your luck to win your own copy.

Disclosure : We received a Finnish-themed goodie box to celebrate the release of the new Moomins on the Riviera  DVD.