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from Mail Online

Far-out Finland: Tickled by Tampere, the tiny city where the Moomins play

The Moomins - a family of trolls (resembling hippos!) who live in Moominvalley in Finland. Created by Swedish writer and illustrator Tove Jansson. Turned into a TV series in the UK in the 1980s.

Blast from the past! "Rag and bone man is a British phrase for a junk dealer. Historically the phrase referred to an individual who would travel the streets of a city with a horsedrawn cart, and would collect old rags (for converting into fabric and paper), bones for making glue, scrap iron and other items, often trading them for other items of limited value.

Ladybird Well Loved Tales - The Three Billy Goats Gruff was my favourite story my father used to read to me as a child

Wastwater, Lake District England. One of my favorite places on Earth. Everything about the Lake District is wonderful to me. I love to hike there. PP.

from BuzzFeed

56 Toys That Will Make Every Girl Feel Nostalgic

Ég átti svona lukkutröll með dökkbrúnt hár og í þverröndóttum samfesting, bláum og hvítum.

Robin - weekly comic for young children.

Troll Doll / Thomas Damn -- Danish man, who had trouble with his timing regarding getting a Patent. And so a lesser quality was made by 3 other companies using the very image specs, copycats. Poor Danish Mr. Damn (damn dolls) They were the best ones. 1964

From Brian Froud’s new book, Trolls. ~Faeries tell us that small things can hold great truths ~Brian Froud