I know it seems a bit pathetic but I’ve been going through Moomin withdrawal. I made a promise not to buy any new Moomin merchandise for a while (I say ‘a while’ as this leaves plenty of room for interpretation), seeing as I failed to grasp the concept of ‘austerity’ last month. But news of a recent sighting of a Moomin balloon flying over Malmö, Sweden lifted my spirits. Thanks to my daily ‘Moomin Google image search’, before I knew it I was staring at one of the most beautiful hot air balloons I’d ever seen.
I believe this was taken by someone in Sweden. It’s such an amazing photo!
Of course my new found knowledge of Moomin balloons has led to my desire to book a ride of our own when we visit Finland. Needless to say, if not for Moomin I would never consider going up in a balloon. Oh, the things I do for love. A quick look at the prices from what I think is the company that flies the Moomin balloon, however, left me feeling a bit unsure if it would be a good idea. I’m certain the hubs would say no to a private ride and upon further thought, it’s not like we can photograph ourselves in the Moomin balloon. Not to mention, I’m deathly afraid of heights, and I’m not yet sure if this is a special flight or if anyone can book a ride. But never mind all that! One can always dream and it would be great to see if we could make it work. So if you’ve ever organised a Moomin hot air balloon flight please let us know if you’ve got any tips!