A Weekend With…. Natasha Phoenix

That has to be one of the coolest names ever! And even more appropriate if you consider that Natasha is a sculptor and ceramicist, so her work literally does go into the fire to be transformed into something beautiful! In the Hygge Nook, we have a shed load of creative people. Some create for joy, others do it as their jobs. One thing’s for sure, … Continue reading A Weekend With…. Natasha Phoenix

Semi-final Football Hygge: It’s Coming Home….

Where were you when England got through to the semi-finals of the World Cup? For the first time since 2015, we have a team in the semi-finals of a World Cup football competition (yes, the women’s team made it there 3 years ago, and hopefully will do even better next year in France) and the men have proved themselves level with the ladies at last. … Continue reading Semi-final Football Hygge: It’s Coming Home….

Summer Hygge on the Beach

I love reading magazines, especially lifestyle and interior magazines. I like the ones that are down-to-earth or more practical most of the time, but I love the occasional completely over-the-top article on glamping, picnics that involve table, baskets and complete cutlery set or other such event using so much equipment that hiring a sherpa is a real possibility. I like to imagine these articles are … Continue reading Summer Hygge on the Beach

Summer Hygge in the Home

#summerhygge is so underrated. I think because of the emphasis when hygge first hit the Really Big Time on it being about candles and cosiness, we forgot that cosiness isn’t a seasonal activity, so when summer happened last year, people felt inclined to put their hyggely thoughts away. I’m pleased that this year on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram hygge is still out there. We’re learning, … Continue reading Summer Hygge in the Home

The Heat is On… June is the beginning of Summer Hygge.

Temperatures have risen all over the Uk this week, with the end of what’s reported as the hottest June for years. It’s blissful, if you like heat. I love winter, so this time of year is usually torture for me: hot, sweaty, lethargic days when I work because I have to, rather than with pleasure. For years I would scuttle to my air conditioned car, … Continue reading The Heat is On… June is the beginning of Summer Hygge.

Fill Your Bedtime with Hygge

The last in my series of boosting your chances of hygge through the day, and it seems apt to finish with bedtime. Ending your evening on the right note can boost your chances of a good night’s sleep and that, as science has shown, is absolutely vital for good health mentally and physically. Experts recommend a good eight hours of sleep every night. Don’t laugh. … Continue reading Fill Your Bedtime with Hygge

Fill Your After School Hours with Hygge

Most parents I know try very hard to carve out some time after school for their children, whether that’s working fewer hours, or simply pushing bedtime back so that they get time after work. It’s a special time of the day, an opportunity to talk over things and to bond with your children. I was very fortunate in that, when mine were at Primary school … Continue reading Fill Your After School Hours with Hygge