Hibernation Week 5: Emma Mitchell on Countryfile? Don’t mind if I do.

Emma Mitchell (Silver Pebble) appeared on BBC’s Countryfile last night (4.2.18) talking about dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder through getting outside and creating, especially by creating an Instagram community of creators all together. If it’s available in your area, you can see her interview on the programme at about 45 minutes in. I am still inspired by her Making Winter book, and desperate to play … Continue reading Hibernation Week 5: Emma Mitchell on Countryfile? Don’t mind if I do.

A Self Care Christmas Day 18: Decorate Your House for Optimal Health

Healthy and Christmas treats don’t usually appear in the same sentence, do they? My self care Christmas today is to use your brain and think before you just buy and stick out the usual suspects. That box of Roses chocolates or Cadbury’s Heroes may look enticing, but really? Do you need to eat them all the way through December? Do you still want to be … Continue reading A Self Care Christmas Day 18: Decorate Your House for Optimal Health

Hygge Book: How to Hygge by Signe Johansen

How to Hygge is subtitled “The Secrets of Nordic Living” and written from a Norwegian American point of view. I sometimes feel that Norway is the poor relative in the Hygge world: they don’t have lagom or Ikea, they aren’t infamously happy and even the word that they created to mean well-being and happiness in oneself has been hijacked by their once-rulers and near neighbours, … Continue reading Hygge Book: How to Hygge by Signe Johansen

Hygge book: The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter

Some books you meet when you are young and they live with you forever. Some you find yourself, on a bookshelf or in a shop or library where you take them home and enter in to find that they catch you and keep you. Some are passed on by friends who warn you of the crack cocaine qualities before you get hooked… but you ignore … Continue reading Hygge book: The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter