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I’ve always liked the Dalahäst, and was really pleased when my horse-themed stamps turned up here yesterday. This one is designed by the Mayberry Sparrow and I love it. The Dalahäst reminds me of a wintertime trip that Tom and I took to Stockholm a few years ago, one of the highlights of which was hearing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in the Storkyrkan. The music was utterly marvellous, and, during the interval everyone decamped outside to enjoy some hot soup. I remember the warmth of the soup, the hush of the city under snow, and the twinkling lights of the candles in the Cathedral yard. Truly magical. I bought a couple of horses while we were in Stockholm — I know they are singularly touristy objects, but I really like them, particularly at this time of year. The one at the bottom will hang on our Christmas tree.