Hibernation is a survival strategy designed to conserve energy when conditions are harsh. How Stuff Works* How are you after Christmas? Have you taken the decorations down yet? Have all the goodies that you bought for Christmas been eaten up yet? Are you back at work? (today, for me) or still off with children for whom the excitement of Christmas and the presents you bought them … Continue reading Hibernation: What is it, and why am I doing it?
Is it still only August? I don’t know about you, but I find once I’ve been away on holidays then my brain naturally turns to thoughts of Christmas and my favourite seasons, Autumn and Winter. I love hygge as a principle because it aims to take little moments in life and make them pleasurable. It looks for the small details and covers them with love … Continue reading Hygge Book: Scandi Christmas by Christiane Bellstedt Myers
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
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?
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…
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
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
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