A few weeks ago I wrote about having joined the Postcrossing service that allows you to send and receive postcards from strangers. Well, to my utmost thrill (yes, it doesn’t take much to please me) today I received my first postcard from a stranger.
It’s from a girl called Pooca in Tampere, Finland — and it’s a picture of a Moomin. A Moomin is a round, furry, white troll that resembles a hippo — the fictional characters were invented by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jannson in his comic strip “The Moomins”. So coool!
For those of you who didn’t know (I didn’t), Tampere is located south-west of Finland and is the third most populous city but only has a population of 300,000 people. The postcard was sent to me after a Postcrossing meet that was held there, and everyone at the meet signed it!
Super cool. Made my day.