Let’s face it, it’s getting dark out there. And dusk comes earlier every day. The long, golden days of summer seem so far behind, the winds have picked up and the frosts of winter will soon be nipping at your nose. And you have an issue: you’d like to go out with your friends, but a great big chunk of you just wants to stay … Continue reading When the nights draw in, have a hygge spa evening.
The Body Shop in Liverpool One has arranged a hygge evening on Friday 27th October and I am going to be the guest host. I’m quite excited, because this will be the first hygge evening I’ve hosted in a shop, rather than at home. First of all let me say that, yes, I know that hygge can’t be bought and yes, I know that … Continue reading I will be Guest Hosting a Hygge Evening…
One of the chapters in my new book is all about the celebrations of Winter, like Diwali, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice. I love any celebrations, and the fact that we can pack so many in within a small space of 3 or 4 months is remarkable. I think it reflects the fact that the weather can be so dreary, that we don’t spend hours … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Lancashire Parkin
I never posted one single thing last week. It was like I fell off the radar. From a pretty regular pattern to… wallop…. nothing. Did you miss me? No, don’t answer that. Life is too short to miss people online. Far better to miss your friend, or your family or your neighbour that you see and smile at every day. I wasn’t even doing anything … Continue reading Sometimes you just need the silence.
Is there such a thing as Autumn Cleaning? If there isn’t, there should be. For that’s my plan for the weekend. After two weekends away (in London and Yorkshire) this weekend I will roll my sleeves up, put my apron on and work on getting my home hygge-ready. For next week is October, and the leaves will soon drop from the trees, leaving windows that … Continue reading The Plan for this weekend is…
Still celebrating an early Christmas over here this week… and today is a set of three ready-to-print Christmas Cards. You get two PDFs to print out back to back…. you could, of course, only print the first page and leave inside blank for your own greeting…. and the inside reads a simple “With Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas”. I haven’t copyrighted them or watermarked … Continue reading Free Christmas Card Printables: For You Today!
Today’s giveaway is wrapping paper. Just click on the pdf links, print and use. They will print out best at A4 size, but you could print as A5 or A3 if you have the capability. They’re designed to be quite simple: just the greeting and the most hyggely symbols of Christmas. And the red, white and green just screams Christmas to me. It will, sadly, … Continue reading Christmas wrapping paper, just for you.
My mind is on all things Christmas at the moment. I have really enjoyed writing my new book, Have Yourself a Hygge Little Christmas, but the downside is that I am now all ready and waiting for Christmas at least two months earlier than the rest of the world. I had a little free time today, so I have compiled a free Infographic for you. … Continue reading A Self Care Advent Calendar: Just for you!