Christmas of Hope 2020: Laugh Well

Have you ever had one of those absolute moments of laughter when you lose control of your body? Shoulders shaking, sides aching, head thrown back, tears streaming from your eyes, absolute release of every energy in your body moments of laughter? They happen so rarely in our lives, and are so precious when they do. Laughter acts as a perfect release for so many emotions: … Continue reading Christmas of Hope 2020: Laugh Well

Christmas of Hope 2020: Sleep Well

Sleeping well must be one of the most severely undervalued gifts a person can have. It’s not til you spend a few nights tossing and turning unable to sleep, or waking in a sweat with a panicked dream and then lying worrying that you realise how valuable that eight or seven or six hours a night is. And it is scary how often one sleepless … Continue reading Christmas of Hope 2020: Sleep Well

Christmas of Hope 2020: Eat well Over the Holidays

Christmas is synonymous with feasting, eating well, overindulging. The rich food of Christmas accompanied by the alcohol and sweet drinks that sum up Christmas to many add up to a recipe for indigestion and heartburn. In the olden days, of course, this feasting was necessary: a way to make use of the lifestock that needed to be removed to preserve enough winter fodder for the … Continue reading Christmas of Hope 2020: Eat well Over the Holidays

Christmas of Hope 2020: Plan Well for this year and the next.

Any and every book, magazine or blogseries focusing on Christmas should have ‘Plan Well’ as the first chapter. Christmas is a weird festival. We place so much faith in one day a year as a day of happiness, wonder, joy, love and so much more besides and yet we forget that the happiness, wonder and joy we feel afterwards is just as necessary. Especially this … Continue reading Christmas of Hope 2020: Plan Well for this year and the next.

Christmas of Hope 2020: Advent, A Time of Preparation and Hope

My early years have been spent as a member of one church or another. Well, only two that I was a proper member at, by which I mean building relationships with the other members, doing things around the church, and regularly worshipping in a large group. The Church is not the building, it’s the people, and we still manage during Covid to get together virtually, … Continue reading Christmas of Hope 2020: Advent, A Time of Preparation and Hope

Book Friday: The Twelve Reads of Christmas.

Some days you wake up brim full of life, optimism and opportunity, keen to embrace the world and get on with life. Some days you don’t. I’m not too bad today, honestly: I could have done with sitting in my cosy home for another couple of hours. I’d have enjoyed a second cup of tea today, but needs must and my best blog writing happens … Continue reading Book Friday: The Twelve Reads of Christmas.

Christmas of Hope 2020: How to Support Me.

How to Hygge the British Way is my gift to the world. I don’t get paid for writing it, I’m not in it for the kudos, financial rewards, to become an influencer, work with brands or otherwise make any money from the blog. That’s why there are no ads, and any products I mention and recommend have either been gifted or bought by me with … Continue reading Christmas of Hope 2020: How to Support Me.