I’m still working my way through Louisa Thomsen Brits’ book, still marking passages with pencil, still finding nuggets of truths that make me stop and look at my life from a hygge seeker’s point of view.
I love this quote. I know that lists for hygge that I’ve seen are full of throws and candles, hot glogg and cosy socks. I know that the pictures used to show hygge are all tall, leggy blonde Danes with heads tossed back and laughing away merrily. At 168cm tall, I am never going to be called leggy, and I don’t live in Denmark. I’m not even sure that, failing winning the Visit Denmark competitions I enter hopefully every time, I’ll make it to Denmark sometime soon (like the next 2 years) so hyggering in a completely Danish way is not an option. That’s why I’m trying to Hygge the British Way, to adopt the principles and apply them to an ordinary (and, grief, is my life ordinary!) life in the UK. If I can do it, then anyone can.
Today my job is to do what Louisa says; to identify the people, places and things that make me feel hyggelig. The resources that I will need to have a hyggelig time from October 4th onwards, and to identify the pieces lacking that I need to collect. I’ll put these on the blog on a separate page marked Resources. There’ll be books, recipe links, lists, lists, lists. I like lists. And if you know of something or somewhere I should visit to try to add more hygge to life, please leave a comment below or message me on Twitter. Let’s hygge together soon, yes?