Hello, and how are you this beautiful Tuesday morning? Today is International Hygge Day and I’m pleased to say I’ve seen quite a few hashtags already on Facebook and Twitter. There’s a special #hyggehour on Twitter at 8pm British time tonight, and plenty of time to do something hyggely today.
My International Hygge Day is quite simple: Work until 6pm, make dinner, make pancakes and then start a new crochet project. Yes! I got enough money to buy the Scheepjes CAL jewel pack (my Mum gave me my Easter present early) so I am raring and ready to go! It also means that Wednesdays can last twice as long, because I’ll have 2 to make (the pattern only comes out at lunchtime on Wednesday and I have to wait to get home to make them!).
They do say true confession is good for the soul, so I might as well cough up. I am (very uhyggely) trying to lose weight, but I want to do it in the most hyggely way possible. I am forced by health to try out the Eight Week Blood Sugar Diet, which doesn’t allow me to eat above 800 calories a day for a few weeks. It’s drastic, but I have about 9 stone to lose (although I’d be happy to lose 5 at first) and I am terrified that I’ll get Type 2 diabetes. I know, this is so not hygge, but hear me out. I have read around the whole diet/exercise thing and came to the conclusion this weekend that actually, I should try eating more like a scandinavian. More fish, yoghurt, fresh and seasonal vegetables and an occasional treat to really relish and enjoy. Add to that a push to walk as much as possible and enjoy life, and I should be a happier, healthier bunny in six months.
Wish me luck, especially as today is Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras) and I’ll be making the traditional pancakes for the family later on.
DON’T FORGET post your hyggely moments today on any social media and hashtag them #internationalhyggeday. I’ll be looking and enjoying them later on tonight, and probably sharing a few on the Facebook page, How to Hygge the British Way. My moments will be shared there, on Twitter and Instagram and as a member of The Hygge Nook.
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