You know when you get a book so good that you just want to stop life and read it? When you find yourself taking it everywhere with you and reading it every chance you get? A big giveaway that a book is that good for me is when I have it in physical form, Kindle and as an audio book. Well, Nigel Slater’s book this … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Christmas Chronicles By Nigel Slater
Let’s face it, it’s getting dark out there. And dusk comes earlier every day. The long, golden days of summer seem so far behind, the winds have picked up and the frosts of winter will soon be nipping at your nose. And you have an issue: you’d like to go out with your friends, but a great big chunk of you just wants to stay … Continue reading When the nights draw in, have a hygge spa evening.
The Body Shop in Liverpool One has arranged a hygge evening on Friday 27th October and I am going to be the guest host. I’m quite excited, because this will be the first hygge evening I’ve hosted in a shop, rather than at home. First of all let me say that, yes, I know that hygge can’t be bought and yes, I know that … Continue reading I will be Guest Hosting a Hygge Evening…
One of the chapters in my new book is all about the celebrations of Winter, like Diwali, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice. I love any celebrations, and the fact that we can pack so many in within a small space of 3 or 4 months is remarkable. I think it reflects the fact that the weather can be so dreary, that we don’t spend hours … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Lancashire Parkin
Still celebrating an early Christmas over here this week… and today is a set of three ready-to-print Christmas Cards. You get two PDFs to print out back to back…. you could, of course, only print the first page and leave inside blank for your own greeting…. and the inside reads a simple “With Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas”. I haven’t copyrighted them or watermarked … Continue reading Free Christmas Card Printables: For You Today!
Today’s giveaway is wrapping paper. Just click on the pdf links, print and use. They will print out best at A4 size, but you could print as A5 or A3 if you have the capability. They’re designed to be quite simple: just the greeting and the most hyggely symbols of Christmas. And the red, white and green just screams Christmas to me. It will, sadly, … Continue reading Christmas wrapping paper, just for you.
I don’t know about you, but some days I just need to hunker down in my safe space and get cosy alone. At times like this, I reach for my comfort kit. I keep it all in a handmade bag at the side of my usual chair, but I have at times kept it in a basket by my bed, in a box under the … Continue reading Creating a Comfortable Space Wherever you are.
**Disclosure!!! I was sent an advanced copy of The Little Book of Lykke by the publishers. It won’t actually be available until 7th September, but you can pre-order from any decent bookshop or online outlet now.** Last year’s publishing sensation was The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, and boy was it big. So many people I know … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking