A Word for the Weekend: Rove

Hot topic on one of my Twitter timelines this week was whether it is cultural appropriation for other people (ie not from Lancashire) to eat Lancashire Hotpot or whether it’s a step too far to let anybody from Yorkshire eat it. There was thoughts of some retaliation with the banning of Yorkshire puddings in any town west of Saddleworth. Be aware, there may at some … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Rove

A Word for the Weekend: Huffle-buffs

It’s Friday! Yay! I have made it through another week and this time I actually made time to write for the blog! So much of my time and energy at the moment is being taken up with writing about happiness for the new book (it will be ready soon) that after I’ve done the paid work there isn’t a lot of energy left for blog … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Huffle-buffs

A Word for the Weekend: Lykke. It’s Danish for Happiness

This week’s word will be all over the cuddly shelves of the bookshops on September 7th. It’s the word Meik Wiking has chosen for his new book, The Little Book of Lykke. Unlike hygge, this word does have a direct English translation: it means happiness. Okay, so I’ve chosen it as the word for the weekend because the new book (which I reviewed here) is … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Lykke. It’s Danish for Happiness

A Word for the Weekend: Arbejdsglaede

Last week I was away on my holidays. It was lovely: I had a fantastic time, it was relaxing, total break from life, a time spent doing very little apart from walking along seafronts, eating ice creams, reading and crafting. After such a lovely time, coming back to work should be a let down, shouldn’t it? The British and American cultures are very fond of … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Arbejdsglaede

A Word for the Weekend: Meraki

Meraki is a Greek word meaning¬† doing something with soul, creativity or love. When you put yourself into a project you are doing it with meraki.¬†   I think anybody who has ever started a real labour of love, be it a crocheted blanket, a picture, a pottery vase or even a meal cooked for someone they love will appreciate the idea of doing something … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Meraki

A Word for the Weekend: Gigil

Gigil is a tagalog word that is the feeling you get when you want to touch something and can’t… you know, the shivery, teeth-gritting feeling when you see a cute baby that isn’t related to you and you would instinctively want to scoop them up, or to tickle them, or to kiss them all over but…. you’re not related to them, and you don’t have … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Gigil