A Weekend with…. Cheryl from My Little Piece of England

A Weekend With Title 2
Some weekends are made for fun, aren’t they? I have a very quiet weekend planned, starting with a quiet meal in tonight and a day spent with my children tomorrow.
The days are lengthening well now and I can see that evenings spent in the garden are getting closer. I am so looking forward to getting the fire-pit working again. But between now and then there are a few cleaning sessions to get done. I also have to start planning my summer hygge: the things we love to do during the summer months, like a couple of barbecues, days out at the beach and time just to hang out in the garden. What’s your top summer hygge?
This weekend I’m looking forward to spending some time reading over the past posts of my friend, Cheryl of My Little Piece of England. Cheryl has been blogging since 2011, and I was lucky enough to be linked with her for a 12 Days of Christmas swap last Christmas. Her blog is a family blog, with crochet, quilting and a fair amount of gardening thrown in. I asked Cheryl some questions about blogging and hygge: here you go.

Where are you from?

I’m a southern girl who has become a Yorkshire lass, having spent my adult life in East Yorkshire. I was brought up in Essex and Suffolk, but do love living in my adopted city, Hull. We live close to the town, the country and not far from the coast, it’s also well placed in the country for travelling to York, Leeds and in between the north and south. It’s changed dramatically in the nearly 30 years I’ve lived up here and we’re very proud to say it’s the city of culture this year.

(You can read about Hull’s year as the City of Culture on this website)

When did you start writing your blog? It feels like forever!

I started my blog in 2011, it doesn’t seem that long ago really! I’d had a few attempts at blogging before My Little Piece of England, but never really got into the flow of it.

What do you blog about?
 My blog is about what happens here, in my little space the world. I’m disabled and suffer with anxiety and depression, which can mean I don’t get out and about much.My blog allows me to celebrate my homely life, being with my lovely family, enjoying my pets and the crafts that I enjoy doing including pottering in the garden and kitchen. Because of my lifestyle, my home is very important to me so I like to spend time making it comfortable and a happy place, I still get excited my new followers and when someone leaves me a comment. I love to read the blogs of other people, it’s like visiting friends.
MLPOE Mantelpiece
I always ask for a favourite picture from the blog… do you have one?
A favourite picture on my blog, that’s a hard one to answer.I couldn’t narrow it down to a favourite picture, but I do love the photos of my dogs and pictures that show beautiful flowers. Obviously I love to see family photos, but I don’t actually have that many of them on the blog, ‘housey’ pictures too are always nice to look back on too… I don’t think I’ve answered that at all, probably just included everything!
MLPOE Garden
How about a favourite post, then?
Again, I don’t have a favourite post, though recently announcing that I’m going to be a grandmother for the first time was rather exciting.
Have you heard of hygge? Do you think your blog shows hygge?
I have heard of hygge, quite often now in blogland and on Instagram. I think the first time I heard of it may have been here on your blog Jo. Isn’t it a wonderful concept, I hope my blog shows hygge, I like to think I have a cosy home and hygge is a part of that.
Any blog recommendations for us?
 I follow quite a few blogs and enjoy them all. I like blogs that reflect people going about their ordinary lives, inside their homes, daily activities, crafting such as crochet, knitting, felting and sewing.
Thank you so much, Cheryl, for answering the questions and sharing your blog with us. I’m looking forward to revisiting some of your old posts this weekend. It’s lovely to see how people change over the years.
If you know of a blog that you would call hyggely and would like to recommend, please get in touch. So many bloggers have hygge running right through their blogs, it’s a shame not to recognise them.

Bookwise,  50 Ways to Hygge the British Way  is available in Paperback and Kindle version from Amazon.  If you purchase through the links on this page, I get a couple of pence extra per copy. And to strike fear into your hearts, I have already started work on my next book. Sorry.

50 Ways to Hygge The British Way Book cover

My blog is on Facebook as How to Hygge the British Way and you can now follow me on Bloglovin as well. I’m personally also on Twitter and Instagram and as a member of The Hygge Nook on Facebook.

****How to Hygge the British Way Blog isn’t monetised. I have taken the decision that I want to remain neutral and not to promote things just because. I will only ever review items that I have bought myself, or that I think will help to promote hygge in a busy life. To do this, I need support. Even just the price of a coffee adds up to a book over time, and it means I can stay independent. Would you help? Please consider clicking through to paypal.me/HyggeJem and leaving even a small amount. I’d be very grateful. Thank you.***


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