There’s a lesson in that
Mr A has long since worked out that to get me to have a proper holiday, he needs to remove me from the vicinity of my sewing machine! So for my birthday last year he bought us a long weekend in Melbourne, which we’ve just arrived back from. It was heaps of fun and I’ll tell you about our adventures later in the week, but I want to share my favourite find – this gorgeous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Fir Tree with lavish illustrations by Brighton-based printmaker and illustrator Sanna Annukka. Even the shape of the book is eye-catching, an extra-long, slim edition.
It’s no surprise from the illustrations inside that Sanna Annukka also designs for Finnish textile brand Marimekko. It was wonderful to read the story again – our weekend away was about enjoying each other’s company and stopping to appreciate all the fantastic things about our lives, so it was a timely and beautiful keepsake which will hopefully act as a lasting reminder.