Today I am not at my desk. I’ll be out all day seeking for #coursehygge if there is such a thing in York. I’m training to do proofreading, having figured out that it might be a useful skill for both day job as an Office Ninja and night job as a writer. So as you read this on Monday (morning, noon or afternoon teatime) please … Continue reading Half Term Hygge: A free Infographic
Somebody taught me how to do infographics. Ok, not really, but I got a few slide examples and I’m always on for a try of anything, so I gave it a go. I have been wanting to do a Year of Living Hyggely for a while. You know I try to live everyday with a bit of hygge in it, whether it’s Spring, Winter or … Continue reading A Year of Living Hyggely: free infographic
It’s a funny thing, but I can almost separate my Hygge book reviews into those before I wrote a book about hygge myself and those I have thought about and not written since. It’s almost as though I think that reviewing someone else’s book on hygge would be like the mother in maternity who looks at you baby and sniffs, before saying “It’s alright, but … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Art of Hygge by Jonny Jackson and Elias Larsen
I think I need more practise on the computer on how to upload PDF files to share. I think I do. I have been busy this last week with two things: I am still getting on with writing the next book in my hygge series (What! You hoped I’d stop at one! Fie, what foolishness!) on Summer Hygge. Yesterday was the chapter on what to … Continue reading A gift from me to you on a sunny Wednesday… No strings attached.
Hygge is intrinsically linked with sitting by the fire, but I’m bad at doing nothing. I like keeping my hands busy, and I like swapping out my crafts if I can. This book is ideal for me, because it’s not all one sort of embroidery, but a collection of quite a few. Scandinavian Needlecraft is written by Clare Youngs and published by Cico Books. The … Continue reading Hygge Book: Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs
A massive thanks to my supporters via Paypal who made the purchase of this book possible. Thank you all very much. It means I can say that I purchased the book myself, and there is no pressure on me to be nice unless I really mean it. Hygge: Comfort and Food for the Soul is a thin book of 95 pages. It’s a lovely big … Continue reading Hygge Book: Hygge Comfort & Food for the Soul
I had bad indigestion last night and I couldn’t sleep. Perhaps I should stay up late more often??? Because, as the guinea pigs scuttled around beside me and I burped endlessly through a haze of Gaviscon (I love Gaviscon, especially the aniseed flavour) I worked on my book. That’s my book I have been going to write since I was 5 or at least since … Continue reading 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way… I’ve only gone and done it.
When I was a young wife, in 1993, I was a Bad Cook. No, let me rephrase that: I had never cooked before. Don’t ask how I got away without ever needing to cook until the age of 25, but I did. I learned (I’ve said this before) from Delia Smith’s Complete Illustrated Cookery Course. I deviated not one whit from a recipe, and never … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Chicken and Chorizo Bake