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
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
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.
Most parents I know try very hard to carve out some time after school for their children, whether that’s working fewer hours, or simply pushing bedtime back so that they get time after work. It’s a special time of the day, an opportunity to talk over things and to bond with your children. I was very fortunate in that, when mine were at Primary school … Continue reading Fill Your After School Hours with Hygge
Are you a morning person? If you are, lucky you! I’m a night owl. At college, I would rather sleep from 2 in the morning until 10 and wake up mid-morning ready to start the day. I love staying awake late at night reading, painting, watching, planning. It’s much better to be a morning person, especially when you have children and suddenly a lie-in becomes … Continue reading Fill Your Morning with Hygge
It seems to me that words and ideas go in cycles and groups. We went through hygge, lagom and kalsarikannit within the last two years. I’ve got the hang of the first two, and I’m working on the last one as we speak…. Britain (whatever the results of the Brexit vote in 2016 have been presented as) has always been an outward-facing country. We’re an … Continue reading The Next Big Thing: Which country will we look at next? Why not a City?