Family weekends are (usually) for relaxing, enjoying the time together, for getting closer and getting to know each other more, building closer bonds of friendship and sharing. That can be easy at home, where the house is set out to suit and time together or apart relaxing is easy to get. It’s much harder with a weekend in a Travelodge in London on a strict … Continue reading When in London, you take your hygge where you can get it.
That has to be one of the coolest names ever! And even more appropriate if you consider that Natasha is a sculptor and ceramicist, so her work literally does go into the fire to be transformed into something beautiful! In the Hygge Nook, we have a shed load of creative people. Some create for joy, others do it as their jobs. One thing’s for sure, … Continue reading A Weekend With…. Natasha Phoenix
Last year I ran a series of posts called A Weekend With… I was lucky enough to ask some of the most hyggely bloggers out there about how they found hygge helped them live their lives. You can read the posts by clicking the tag A Weekend With. Part of the reason I love hygge is that it is so home-based, and so egalitarian. Queens … Continue reading A Weekend with….. a difference.
Where were you when England got through to the semi-finals of the World Cup? For the first time since 2015, we have a team in the semi-finals of a World Cup football competition (yes, the women’s team made it there 3 years ago, and hopefully will do even better next year in France) and the men have proved themselves level with the ladies at last. … Continue reading Semi-final Football Hygge: It’s Coming Home….
I love reading magazines, especially lifestyle and interior magazines. I like the ones that are down-to-earth or more practical most of the time, but I love the occasional completely over-the-top article on glamping, picnics that involve table, baskets and complete cutlery set or other such event using so much equipment that hiring a sherpa is a real possibility. I like to imagine these articles are … Continue reading Summer Hygge on the Beach
#summerhygge is so underrated. I think because of the emphasis when hygge first hit the Really Big Time on it being about candles and cosiness, we forgot that cosiness isn’t a seasonal activity, so when summer happened last year, people felt inclined to put their hyggely thoughts away. I’m pleased that this year on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram hygge is still out there. We’re learning, … Continue reading Summer Hygge in the Home
I love lists. I don’t know how many times I can start a blogpost with “I love lists” but there must be at least one post a season. Somehow sitting at the start of a season and listing the things I want to do or places I want to visit makes me feel better. It gives me a sense of achievement at odds with the … Continue reading Summer Hygge deserves a list of its own.
Temperatures have risen all over the Uk this week, with the end of what’s reported as the hottest June for years. It’s blissful, if you like heat. I love winter, so this time of year is usually torture for me: hot, sweaty, lethargic days when I work because I have to, rather than with pleasure. For years I would scuttle to my air conditioned car, … Continue reading The Heat is On… June is the beginning of Summer Hygge.