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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Penny in Miffyland and a GIVEAWAY

Penny was beginning to get very tired of being pregnant, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her husband was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book', thought Penny, 'without pictures or conversation?  And then Penny's Mummy and Daddy suggested a visit to an art gallery.   From behind a pillar appeared a white rabbit... (Thanks to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)



This was taken when I was pregnant with Miss L (just thought I would make that clear), at an exhibition of Dick Bruna's illustrations at Manchester Art Gallery .  I loved his work as a child but as an adult the exhibition gave me a whole new appreciation.

Bruna used to be in advertising before he went into illustrating kid's books.  I think this really shows in his knack for communicating powerful messages simply.  Although his illustrations are far from simple to create.  Often it can take Bruna all day to get an expression just right. “For me, less is more. I work very hard on tears, making two or three of them, and then finding that one tear is more effective”. 

Miffy is 55 this year, but doesn't look a day over 5.  But even more remarkable, Dick Bruna is 82 and still works every day in his studio in Utrecht.

http://www.miffyshop.co.uk/ has a great selection of Miffy goods which would make great Christmas presents and stocking fillers. With Miss L starting school next year I am very drawn to this Miffy lunchbox:
I also have two to giveaway to two of the people who leave a comment below.  Please remember to tell me how I can contact you. 

For extra entries you are very welcome to tweet 'I have entered the Miffy giveaway http://t.co/UzCsu5i  #win #comp'  /follow my blog/ follow me on twitter @Aresidence/ mention this prize on your blog.  Please leave a separate comment for each you have done so I can allocate a number to each entry. 

Good Luck!  This is open until Thursday 16th December.  I am sorry but UK entries only.

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56 Comments:

At 2 December 2010 at 21:25 , Blogger Mom-on-a-Wire said...

What a fabulous picture and gorgeous prize!

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:25 , Blogger Mom-on-a-Wire said...

I have tweeted the competition as @01momonawire

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:26 , Blogger Mom-on-a-Wire said...

I am now following your lovely blog :-)!

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:26 , Blogger Mom-on-a-Wire said...

I already follow you on twitter!

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:26 , Blogger Kate said...

Love Miffy - Love the prize - Love your blog. xx

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:35 , Blogger GrapeVine said...

What a lovely photo. I hope my little granddaughter is going to grow up into a Miffy fan. I have tweeted and you can contact me on Twitter @compergrapevine

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:37 , Blogger Jo said...

I love this and so tweeted for extra entry @Jo_Bryan

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:37 , Blogger Jo said...

Following the blog, my email is on mine.

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:38 , Blogger Jo said...

Following you on Twitter @Jo_Bryan

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:39 , Blogger Jo said...

ooh strange my first and original comment disappeared I must not have pressed "Post comment" so here it is at the bottom.

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:40 , Blogger wendy_mcd83 said...

I love the Miffy merchandise. @wendymcd83

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:41 , Blogger wendy_mcd83 said...

Follow your blog.

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:41 , Blogger wendy_mcd83 said...

Follow you on Twitter @wendymcd83

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:42 , Blogger wendy_mcd83 said...

Tweeted @wendymcd83
Thank you xxx

 
At 2 December 2010 at 21:51 , Blogger LisaP said...

following your blog and on twitter. a lovely prize that you are giving away.

i have tweeted

@chica_lisa88

 
At 2 December 2010 at 22:10 , Anonymous @jencull (jen) said...

I will put my name in the hat but completely understand if the comp isn't open to overseas people, that is normal:) @jencull on twitter. Jen

 
At 2 December 2010 at 22:32 , OpenID northernmum said...

I already follow you on twitter :)

@northernmum1

Jane x

 
At 3 December 2010 at 06:28 , Blogger phyllgerry said...

Love this stuff, love that got a 2 year old Grandaughter that is beginning to fall in love with Miffy too - @phyllgerry

 
At 3 December 2010 at 06:33 , Blogger phyllgerry said...

Also RT'd giveaway, xx , @phyllgerry

 
At 3 December 2010 at 10:27 , Blogger Rebecca said...

Oh I love Miffy, would be a great gift for my little girl :)

@twobecomefour

 
At 3 December 2010 at 12:08 , Blogger Marzena said...

Lovely prize :)
@marzutek

 
At 3 December 2010 at 12:08 , Blogger Marzena said...

I already follow you on twitter :)
@marzutek

 
At 3 December 2010 at 12:10 , Blogger Marzena said...

I already follow your blog :)
@marzutek

 
At 3 December 2010 at 12:11 , Blogger Marzena said...

I have tweeted @marzutek

 
At 3 December 2010 at 20:28 , Blogger mummy24 said...

great prize (@ashlallan)

 
At 3 December 2010 at 20:30 , Blogger mummy24 said...

i am following you on twitter @ashlallan

 
At 3 December 2010 at 20:30 , Blogger mummy24 said...

i have tweeted too @ashlallan

 
At 3 December 2010 at 20:31 , Blogger mummy24 said...

i am following your blog too - @ashlallan

 
At 4 December 2010 at 14:25 , Blogger WhiteLily said...

Fab prize. I adore Miffy!
@mummiafelice

 
At 4 December 2010 at 14:26 , Blogger WhiteLily said...

I follow your blog using Google connect

 
At 4 December 2010 at 14:26 , Blogger WhiteLily said...

I follow you on Twitter as @mummiafelice

 
At 4 December 2010 at 14:26 , Blogger WhiteLily said...

and I have tweeted @mummiafelice

 
At 4 December 2010 at 18:40 , Blogger emily13 said...

I love Miffy :) Please count me in!

 
At 4 December 2010 at 18:41 , Blogger emily13 said...

I've tweeted and followed you too - @emilyh13

 
At 5 December 2010 at 07:57 , Blogger Angela said...

I love Miffy so much and have passed my obsession onto my children :-)

@onions1 on Twitter

 
At 5 December 2010 at 07:59 , Blogger Angela said...

I have tweeted @onions1

 
At 5 December 2010 at 07:59 , Blogger Angela said...

I follow you on Twitter @onions1

 
At 6 December 2010 at 12:36 , Blogger mumstheword said...

Love the pic and Miffy generally
Great competition
Little one would love the prize so hope we are lucky

 
At 6 December 2010 at 12:39 , Blogger mumstheword said...

I follow you now as @netcurtains on Twitter

 
At 6 December 2010 at 12:40 , Blogger mumstheword said...

I have retweeted details of your competition as @netcurtains

 
At 6 December 2010 at 12:41 , Blogger mumstheword said...

I am following your blog now
I blog at http://gigglingatitall.blogspot.com

 
At 6 December 2010 at 14:00 , Blogger Paula Virgo said...

love the simplicity of Miffy
@PaulaHaylock

 
At 6 December 2010 at 14:01 , Blogger Paula Virgo said...

follow your blog
@PaulaHaylock

 
At 6 December 2010 at 14:02 , Blogger Paula Virgo said...

tweeted as @PaulaHaylock

 
At 6 December 2010 at 14:03 , Blogger Paula Virgo said...

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At 6 December 2010 at 14:04 , Blogger Paula Virgo said...

follow on twitter @PaulaHaylock

 
At 6 December 2010 at 14:15 , Blogger sian said...

My daughter is Miffy mad, she would love to win this comp
@siancox

 
At 6 December 2010 at 15:42 , Blogger Mum's Survival Guide said...

DD loves Miffy

@mumsurviveguide

 
At 6 December 2010 at 20:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I would love a Miffy lunch box for my little girl, they are fab!
ezslingsby@yahoo.co.uk

 
At 8 December 2010 at 20:20 , Blogger kingston6 said...

Love the post - very interesting and it's a fab prize too.

 
At 8 December 2010 at 20:20 , Blogger kingston6 said...

Follow you on twitter @ericahughes

 
At 8 December 2010 at 20:21 , Blogger hughese6 said...

Tweeted @ericahughes

 
At 8 December 2010 at 20:21 , Blogger hughese6 said...

Follow your blog

 
At 11 December 2010 at 11:06 , Blogger missielizzie said...

What a lovely prize. I follow your blog.

 
At 11 December 2010 at 11:07 , Blogger missielizzie said...

Tweeted your link @missielizzieb

 
At 11 December 2010 at 11:08 , Blogger missielizzie said...

Following you on twitter too @missielizzieb

 

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