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

Hands up who likes crochet? Now, who likes reading?

Subscription boxes are big business now, and you can buy them for nearly every thing imaginable. My daughter gets a monthly Birchbox, because at 15 make up is a big part of her life. I’ve personally loved the Hygge boxes available from Living Hygge and Hyggebox (review here) and I love the idea of happy mail popping through the letterbox now and again. When I … Continue reading Hands up who likes crochet? Now, who likes reading?

July already? A look back on June…

Time flies by, doesn’t it? It’s back to the old feeling that life comes in seasons, and time waits for no man. I started June off with such great intentions of writing something here everyday. Ha. I think that was optimistic during a month containing a General Election and with work taking off. I think I’ve posted less this month than usual. So, here’s a … Continue reading July already? A look back on June…

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