Half Term Hygge: A free Infographic

Today I am not at my desk. I’ll be out all day seeking for #coursehygge if there is such a thing in York. I’m training to do proofreading, having figured out that it might be a useful skill for both day job as an Office Ninja and night job as a writer. So as you read this on Monday (morning, noon or afternoon teatime) please … Continue reading Half Term Hygge: A free Infographic

Finding Hygge in the Small Things

I am feeling a little paralysed at the moment. Not literally, of course, but metaphorically. My brain is a swirl of issues and worries and matters that all too often threaten my smooth nature. It’s not very hyggely. Work (by which I mean my day job as Office Ninja at Peter Kneale Solicitor) has recently expanded to 6 days a week as we trial Saturday … Continue reading Finding Hygge in the Small Things

A Weekend With….. Gillian of Tales From A Happy House

  This week’s post comes from Gillian, of Tales From A Happy House. Gillian’s blog hit my feed several years ago, when her stories of family life in Leeds struck a chord. Her house was beautifully scandi in style, and she liked so many of the things I liked…. I think it’s always wonderful when you realise that there are so many people out there … Continue reading A Weekend With….. Gillian of Tales From A Happy House

A Weekend With…. Kristie of North of 49

Hygge has gone worldwide this year. The Great Dane Invasion started in the UK in September 2016, but really only just hit the USA and Canada in January 2017. That doesn’t mean that they didn’t have hygge before. There are enough Danish ex-pats and descendants in the North of America to mean that hygge has been there for quite a while now.   Today’s blogger … Continue reading A Weekend With…. Kristie of North of 49

A Weekend with…. Cheryl from My Little Piece of England

Some weekends are made for fun, aren’t they? I have a very quiet weekend planned, starting with a quiet meal in tonight and a day spent with my children tomorrow. The days are lengthening well now and I can see that evenings spent in the garden are getting closer. I am so looking forward to getting the fire-pit working again. But between now and then … Continue reading A Weekend with…. Cheryl from My Little Piece of England

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Hygge Book: Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs

Hygge is intrinsically linked with sitting by the fire, but I’m bad at doing nothing. I like keeping my hands busy, and I like swapping out my crafts if I can. This book is ideal for me, because it’s not all one sort of embroidery, but a collection of quite a few. Scandinavian Needlecraft is written by Clare Youngs and published by Cico Books.  The … Continue reading Hygge Book: Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs

Hygge Book: The Spring House by Alison May

Alison May writes a blog called Brocante Home, a site dedicated to fluffiness and fripperies and creating a Life Less Ordinary. It doesn’t sound very hyggely, does it? And, indeed the site itself could hardly be further from the clear, bare Scandi-chic interiors that hygge is usually paired with. But you know I call my blog How to Hygge the British Way for a reason, … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Spring House by Alison May