From September I am launching a monthly newsletter full of hygge. The aim is that once a month you will get a little hit of loveliness in your mail box, with book reviews, ideas for seasonal hygge, links to articles and people I have enjoyed that make life feel happier, recipes to use and basically just a place to share all the little pleasures of … Continue reading Cosy Happy Hygge: A monthly dose of happiness direct to your inbox
Isn’t the weather glorious? I remember very few summers when the promise of a fine summer, so often present in May, lasted much beyond the start of June. It’s 23rd July now, my grass is a strange shade of ochre, and water is beginning to assume a revered position in my life. The downside of office work is a distinct lack of weeks off over … Continue reading Hygge Books: Reads for Guaranteed Summer Hygge
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
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.