December 1st

Hello dear Friends,

Let me introduce you to Anna Mouse! She is a happy little mouse living in a peaceful village called Riverland not far from I live. Anna loves ballet, and... Oh, she is jumping up and down and tugging at my sleeve: She wants to tell it all herself!

Hello everybody! My name is Anna, and I live in a rosy cottage in little town called Riverland. My house is actually called Rosy Cottage, and my address is Anna Mouse, Rosy Cottage, Old Stone Path, Riverland (just in case you wish to send me mail, I love writing and reading letters and cards). My little house is almost covered with roses, well at summer that is, and I wanted to show you one snapshot we took last July. My dear friend Anabel has an old polaroid camera, and she loves taking pictures. 

I am so happy I have that picture to show you as the cottage looks totally different now. It is all covered with snow, and just this morning when I picked up my mail I had to shovel my way to mail box! But it was so worth it, I have been waiting this mail for a month now...

...And that is a big one! We just missed our mailman, Bernard Pig, but I will introduce you to him later! He has been really busy lately, everyone seems to be getting a lot of mail these days. But back to my big, happy envelope! It must be my special...

... Christmas calendar! And just there, in upper left corner near to my paws I saw window number one and opened it, and found cute little silver bells. I am going to share my calendar with you every day! 

And now Mia is trying to say something, wait a moment... Oh yes, the ballet! Some of you may have noticed my outfit, it is a specially made tutu, and I am also wearing ballet shoes. I love ballet, and I was named after a famous Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, my great-great-great gran mouse loved her! I dance ballet every day, teach it too, and run a little shop called Anna's Paws! It sells ballet shoes, tutus, paw-warmers and all you need for ballet! This tutu I am wearing is my own design too.

This is me at my Boutique! I use only the finest smohairs for my creations which I purchase from Riverlands best (and only) yarn shop which is owned by --- Oh, now Mia says I need to leave something for tomorrow (and other December days) also! I will show you around Riverland, and introduce you to everyone here. We all love Christmas, and it really shows around our little city. So I will see you here tomorrow, welcome to Riverland! 


P.S. Mia is still wishing you tell you, that these pictures can be clicked a bit larger, if you wanted to see my Boutique or anything else closer! Thank you!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh I'm going to LOVE this every day!!!

So lovely to meet you Anna and learn a little more about you. I'm sure you are delighted that the mail is now being delivered and that you received your calendar on time. I'm so looking forward to seeing all around Riverland and meeting more of its inhabitants! Your little shop is so lovely as is your pretty cottage!

See you tomorrow and please say hi to Mia for me!

V xxx

Anne Toprak said...

Happy 1 December to you, Anna. We have all been waiting to see you and your calendar. Anna is one of my Fave. names.
Can't wait to see more of your little Riverland and count the days til Christmas. (Tell Mia, "Thank you")

See you soon,
Anne D.T. xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Oh my dear Anna, I LOVE you, you are so sweet and dear! I'm so looking forward to hearing from you again. It will be such a treat to hear more about your beautiful life in Riverland!
Please say hi to my friend Mia and Happy December 1st to you ; )

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Thank you, lovely to meet you too! And I am so excited to introduce you to my bunny-friends, I have been told you like them ;)

See you soon again!


Mia said...

Hello Anne,

Lovelt 1st to you too! I will show you around here, and introduce yoh to everybody! I saw your calendar in IG, very pretty!

See you soon!


Teje said...

Dear Anna, I'm so happy to meet you! Looks like you live in the best town on earth! Your shop surely is the cutest and I love ballet! Can you believe that I did dance ballet (a little bit) in my youth. This December will be very special because we can get to know you better. By the way, thank you for reminding me to open my Moomins Christmas calendar! Best wishes to you and Mia! xxx Teje

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Anna, I'm still laughing with the photo where you show the tutu and your shops label 'Ballet Boutique' is just too cute! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Robin,

Oh you make me blush :) thank you! I am so so happy to show you around here, welcome to visit me soon again!

Lovely 1st to you!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

Lovely to meet an another ballet-lover! I am so so happy to hear that you have danced a bit earlier, maybe with me this month you can put some music on and start dancing again? It makes you feel so good - as does laughing, it is wonderful that my stories&pictures bring smiles :)

See you tomorrow!


Jane said...

Awww hello sweet Anna I must show this to my Daisy as she also love ballet ;0) Her Mummy also studied ballet and even had lessons right up until she had Daisy. Your advent calendar looks perfect for the festive season....I can't wait to see what's inside. Looking forward to following your adventures up until the big day xx

Mia said...

Hello Jane,

Lovely that you liked my first day appearance, and it would be wonderful if Daisy liked my stories too! Happy December days, see you soon!


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