La RentrĂ©e: Let’s all celebrate a new year.

Last night I slept well. I fell alseep, as usual, listening to a book on Audible (This little tome is a guaranteed sleep aid: not because it’s boring, because it’s not, but because I’ve heard it so many times and I just fall asleep anyway) and woke today refreshed, happy and keen to get to my desk.   Why am I telling you this? Because … Continue reading La RentrĂ©e: Let’s all celebrate a new year.

Autumn Hygge: Look for the Gold at the edges of Life

It’s the last days of August: September is nearly here,and thoughts are turning naturally to the last third of the year. I know that we in Britain live in a country with four seasons, but sometimes I feel we only actually have three: The Months Before Christmas, The Months After Christmas and The Months When You Can’t Really Mention Christmas Without People Looking At You … Continue reading Autumn Hygge: Look for the Gold at the edges of Life

A Word for the Weekend: Arbejdsglaede

Last week I was away on my holidays. It was lovely: I had a fantastic time, it was relaxing, total break from life, a time spent doing very little apart from walking along seafronts, eating ice creams, reading and crafting. After such a lovely time, coming back to work should be a let down, shouldn’t it? The British and American cultures are very fond of … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Arbejdsglaede

Hygge Book: Scandi Christmas by Christiane Bellstedt Myers

Is it still only August? I don’t know about you, but I find once I’ve been away on holidays then my brain naturally turns to thoughts of Christmas and my favourite seasons, Autumn and Winter. I love hygge as a principle because it aims to take little moments in life and make them pleasurable. It looks for the small details and covers them with love … Continue reading Hygge Book: Scandi Christmas by Christiane Bellstedt Myers

Recipe Tuesday: Overnight Oats for the impatient.

I have been away from my desk for ages. It feels like months, but it’s only 10 days. We (the husband and I) needed the break and it was wonderful to get away to the seaside at Nefyn, just to walk along the seafront in Criccieth, look out over the Irish Sea at Nant Gwytheryn and just spend time together without needing to ask “Have … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Overnight Oats for the impatient.

A Word for the Weekend: Gigil

Gigil is a tagalog word that is the feeling you get when you want to touch something and can’t… you know, the shivery, teeth-gritting feeling when you see a cute baby that isn’t related to you and you would instinctively want to scoop them up, or to tickle them, or to kiss them all over but…. you’re not related to them, and you don’t have … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Gigil