Is Lagom vastly different from hygge? Well, no. They’re not in competition. They are, in actuality, exceedingly compatible. Fredagsmys is hygge, fika is hygge, spending time outside is hygge. Whether you choose the Swedish or the Danish name is more the question. In their love for jumping on bandwagons and breaking down self-created idols, papers this year have been quick to jump over hygge as … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Lagom.
Linnea Dunne is a Swede living in Dublin. I am predisposed to like her already. Anybody who tries to preach balance and abstinence to the Irish is a brave, brave woman. And that is what she does in her book, Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. Lagom, as any scandi fan or nordic nerd will know, is the Swedish word for a life lived … Continue reading Hygge Book: Lagom by Linnea Dunne
Doner kebab is my takeaway of choice. Despite the fact I know it’s packed with fat and probably has bits of the animal in that I don’t even want to think about, I love the spices and the cooking that results in a charred, rippable meat. In one of my occasional body cleansing moments I decided I had to find a way of making it … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Homemade Doner Meat
I like having patterns and structures to my blog posts, even if some weeks the only thing I chose to do with that structure is just ignore it. I really enjoyed the A Weekend With… series and I may well go back to them at some stage in the future, but I feel the need for something different at the moment. It’s summertime and we’re … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend…. New series
I’ve been missing a few posts recently, haven’t I? Last week was taken up with preparing and helping to man the Beatles’ Festival at my local church. You know when you say yes straight away and it’s a bad idea? This was one of those. When I said yes the business was still quite quiet, I didn’t have the blog, nor the Facebook group, nor … Continue reading Thank God That’s Over….
Time flies by, doesn’t it? It’s back to the old feeling that life comes in seasons, and time waits for no man. I started June off with such great intentions of writing something here everyday. Ha. I think that was optimistic during a month containing a General Election and with work taking off. I think I’ve posted less this month than usual. So, here’s a … Continue reading July already? A look back on June…
Victoria Coren Mitchell is, I think, an eminently sensible broadcaster. I am predisposed to like her, since she hosts one of my favourite Quiz Shows, the fiendishly wonderful Only Connect on BBC2. She just seems like a grounded, very realistic person. The sort you could meet over coffee at 11 o’ clock and still be sat with at 5 realising that the choice is either … Continue reading June 20th: I was going to write this yesterday; but events, dear boy, events.
I love elections. My history O level had a whole course on the history of parliament and democracy in the UK, complete with a trip to the Houses of Parliament, and I love the whole shemozzle. But I also know that politics is one of the most divisive things in the world, with extreme views on either side leading to anger, arguments and a situation … Continue reading Thursday 8th June: No, there isn’t #electionhygge but there MUST be post-election hygge, or the country’s done for.