Announcing my new series: A Weekend With….. Every Friday (as often as I am able: please excuse holidays or emergency weeks at work) I will share a blog with you. Not absolutely a blog about hygge, but a hyggely blog. There are so many brilliant blogs out there run by people who are the epitome of my opinion of hygge, that we (the Rest of … Continue reading A Weekend With…..
I can’t believe there isn’t an official International Hygge Day already!! So right here and now I am claiming to be the originator of International Hygge Day on the 28th February. That’s right: you have 2 weeks to plan your Hygge for that day. How will you celebrate International Hygge? Will you wear your slippers or socks to work? Will you buy cakes to share … Continue reading International Hygge Day
***I was actually sent a free copy of the book to review, but all thoughts and reactions are my own and not at all biased*** OK. At least, not biased by being sent the book to review, only by the fact that Brontë Aurell is an awesome Motherhygge who puts into one sentence as much common sense about hygge as many writers take a book … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell
I have been looking forward to writing this post for a long time!!! I live in Liverpool (born about 8 miles out of it) and my children probably count as Scousers to the rest of the world. I’m not even going into what is or isn’t a Scouser… for a few good thoughts on it, read this Guardian question, Why are people from Liverpool called … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Lobscouse
Today’s recipe is directly inspired by the ginger cookies that will be made and eaten all over the Scandinavian and Nordic world between now and Christmas.Pebbernodder, brunkage, pepparkakor; ginger is a big flavouring at this time of year. And it’s not just a scandi thing. All over Europe, when the temperature drops, the ginger comes out. The health benefits of ginger as shown in this … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Slice and Bake Ginger cookies
I have reviewed Bronte Aurell’s book, Fika and Hygge on this blog way back in October (love it; that’s what the review says and my opinion hasn’t changed) and since the summer I have been desperate to visit the London cafe run by Bronte and her husband, Scandinavian Kitchen. This weekend my husband was in London for his Notary Public course, and I went with … Continue reading Elves Alive! Scandinavian Kitchen….
The subtitle for The Cosy Life by Pia Edberg is “Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge”. Pia was born in Denmark to a Danish father and a Phillippino mother, and spent her first 5 years there before moving to British Columbia in Canada. She’s an author and artist, and illustrated the Cosy Life herself. I bought my copy … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Cosy Life by Pia Edberg
Miriam Bouteba hit a raw nerve last week when she said in Timeout London that “Hygge is a waste of London.” I have never seen anyone so perfectly trounced on Twitter, laughed at and basically told that she wasn’t living right if she couldn’t find anything to hygge about in her life. I’m calling bullshit on that: the word does have an exact English translation, and … Continue reading 24/7 hygge people? No, hygge is like an oasis in a busy day