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The Day Today is Monday, the Colour Today is Blue.

Today has been named Blue Monday. Officially the lowest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s interesting to note that, like so many days marked nowadays, it’s a commercial invention by a travel company to sell more holidays. There is a formula: where W=weather, D=debt, d=monthly salary, T=time since Christmas, Q=time since failing our new year’s resolutions, M=low motivational … Continue reading The Day Today is Monday, the Colour Today is Blue.

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When is hygge not hygge? And do we have to name it to know it?

Did you ever see the comedy show Goodness Gracious Me? There is a sketch in there where the Dad explains why Christianity is Indian. He can look at it all and recognise the parts of the religion that are Indian, the making food stretch, the working for his dad, the idea that Moses was Indian. It’s funny, because when he says it you know he’s … Continue reading When is hygge not hygge? And do we have to name it to know it?

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Hygge Book: Scandinavian Comfort Food by Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann was the first Scandinavian cook whose book I bought way back in my Danish reverie (that’s the one where I move to Denmark and live an impeccably hygge life there) with Scandinavian Christmas. The Scandinavian Cookbook followed soon afterwards and I have that as well. If you type ‘Danish Delia‘ in Google, her name is the first (and second) to appear, and she does have … Continue reading Hygge Book: Scandinavian Comfort Food by Trine Hahnemann

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Waitrose Weekend: Winter is Coming and now my time of Hygge awaits.

A VERY quick post today, just to say that I should be mentioned in the Waitrose Weekend newspaper available in all good Waitrose stores from tomorrow, the 12th. A very nice man called Paul Kirkley got in touch and wanted some questions answering: I have no idea whether he was a happy Hygger or it’s a sharp, sarcastic and biting take on hygge…. but I’ll find … Continue reading Waitrose Weekend: Winter is Coming and now my time of Hygge awaits.

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Hygge Recipe: Lemon Drizzle cake

My daughter aged 14 (for the next 5 weeks) uses baking as a form of stress relief. She comes home after a bad day in the classroom, grabs her mixing bowl, her flour and wooden spoon and she bakes. Not cooks, bakes. There is something about mixing and cooking something sweet and treat-full that helps her to get rid of her stress. Of course, this … Continue reading Hygge Recipe: Lemon Drizzle cake

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The Hygge Nook just gets bigger and better…

When I started my hygge blog back in September, I knew I would have to have social media connected to it one way or another. I work with social media for the Husband’s firm, Peter Kneale Solicitor, all day every day so I’m well aware of its possibilities in terms of reach, brand awareness and as a way of communicating with clients (in business) and … Continue reading The Hygge Nook just gets bigger and better…