This is a photograph of a modern family at play. Can you see? There are three children, all with something in front of them, heads down, occupied with their own worlds. Get me. I’m the one taking the photo, so my phone isn’t far from my hand, is it? And I think after this picture was taken, I posted to Facebook so I’m really not … Continue reading Hygge is not…. 24/7
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
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
My Mum’s cousin has cancer. Cancer is a big scary word, especially when it’s inoperable and there’s only one ending, so the question always becomes how long. My Mum’s cousin has always seemed like an Aunty to me. She lives in Blackpool, about 60 miles away, but her family came from St Helens. That’s a mining and glass-making town, not well known for being very … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Marmalade Loaf
Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! And a break from A Weekend with… posts especially for St Paddy’s Day. And a question: In a country where the most famous export is Guinness, the best know exported Irish words are Slainte and craic, which is famous for its welcome and the warmth of its hospitality… do they really need hygge? Well, yes. Because hygge is there … Continue reading Do the Irish need Hygge?
Thanks to Joe’s Toes I can hold a giveaway. I saw Joe’s Toes first at the Handmade Fair last September at Hampton Court… I blogged a little about the fair here and also on my other blog, Angel Jem’s City Cottage which is less about hygge and more about a good complain now and again. We had a good chinwag, since it turned out that Amanda … Continue reading A Giveaway!!! A Giveaway!!!
Time and again I say that hygge means different things to different people. That what screams hygge to you and your tribe will not mean hygge to mine. This weekend was a prime example of that. Liverpool hosted the MCM Comicon at the Exhibition Centre. It was on last year, but I’ve been told was much smaller. This year they were expecting around 7500 people … Continue reading #Comicon2017…. or #ComiconHygge?
Friday already! How the time flies! And I’ve been working hard again this week. Between my official office work for Peter and my desperate attempts to write a book about hygge, I have been burning every candle at both ends. Not very hyggely! But I’m looking forward to a more relaxing weekend. Last weekend I spent some time looking back over Attic 24′s archives and … Continue reading A Weekend with… Christina of A Colourful Life