Well, hello! It’s a bright, sunshine filled Tuesday morning here, and I’m at my desk and working hard (cough) already. I didn’t realise it was #InternationalDayOfHappiness until I looked at my Twitter feed first thing. In between all the gloom, sad news and pain there was a reminder from Action For Happiness that today was, indeed, the day to be positively happy. It brought me … Continue reading It’s #InternationalDayOfHappiness: How are you going to celebrate?
March came in like a lion, didn’t it? All the freezing cloud, snow, wind and weather that stopped life from going on as per usual. It’s so appealing to a hygge lover, because it makes us want to stay inside and hygge. There are very few pleasures quite as appealing as snuggling down with a pot of tea and a warm slice of toast. When … Continue reading The snow has gone, and the spring weather is following soon.
It’s been a while since I did A Word for the Weekend. I don’t know, real life sort of got in the way, or I wasn’t as dutiful as I should have been. But today on Twitter I saw a word I knew you would need, because if you are anything like me, this is what you do. I am, sadly, Mother-in-Law free now, … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Scurryfunge
When I set out to hibernate by myself in January as a way to get through the post-Christmas blues, I knew that the tools I needed were right at hand. Giving nothing away, but if you get the basic areas of life balanced, you stand a greater chance of being resilient when it comes to others. When I set out to keep my life boosted … Continue reading Hibernation’s End: February is keeping me happy.
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.
The best thing about setting out to hibernate (as in simplify life, take a step back, reassess life and set my priorities for the year) is how often that results in seeing things clearly for once. Recognising that some of the things I spend my life energy on aren’t worth it, and that occasionally I should change my priorities. The last couple of weeks have … Continue reading Hibernation Week 2: Or week 3. I think it’s actually week 3. No matter, here are the magazines keeping me happy this month.
If you’ve spent any time in the world of craft blogs, nature blogs, Oh-I-wish-I-were-there blogs or mostly just blogs, the chances are you’ve come across Emma’s website, Silver Pebble. Emma is a craftsperson, designer, naturalist and deep thinker who lives on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens. I can’t even remember when I saw her blog first, via a friend’s recommendation, and her jewellery is … Continue reading Hygge Book: Making Winter by Emma Mitchell
To Curate Something: (especially on the Internet) to collect, select and present information or items such as pictures, video, music, etc. for people to use or enjoy, using your professional or expert knowledge to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content: Isn’t curate a crazy word? With its roots in the Latin word for care, curating content has become … Continue reading Hibernation 2018: Curate my reading