What are you doing on Monday?

Monday is 23rd April, that’s St George’s Day. It’s also Shakespeare’s birthday and death day. None of which I usually celebrate in big style, except when the children were younger and I would read them a version of the St George legend. Why the Patron Saint of England is a knight from Turkey famous for slaying mythical creatures, I don’t know. I suspect it’s another … Continue reading What are you doing on Monday?

International Hygge Day 2018: Two days left!

This Wednesday is International Hygge Day. All over the world, hygge lovers will be doing small actions to make their world a happier, more hyggely place and sharing it with the hashtag #internationalhyggeday on social media. I’m almost sorted for my hyggely day. I’m in work from 8.30 am, so I’ll take my overnight oats with apple to eat at my desk. It’s really good … Continue reading International Hygge Day 2018: Two days left!

Get Ready for International Day of Hygge 2018

February 28th is International Hygge Day. All over the world people will be doing hyggely things, sharing them on social media and hashtagging them #internationalhyggeday. It could be as small as stopping work mid morning for a cake and a coffee with colleagues, or wearing comfy clothes all day. It could be an evening out with friends or family, visiting your parents or grandparents, walking … Continue reading Get Ready for International Day of Hygge 2018

Preparing for…. A Self Care Advent

Yes, yes, I know, there are still 41 days left until Christmas, but there are actually only 17 left until Advent starts. And although in the Medieval Church world Advent was a serious time of preparation, fasting and sorrow, since Tudor times it’s really been a chance to get the party started. Even more so in the modern world, when any idea of Christmas lasting … Continue reading Preparing for…. A Self Care Advent

A Hygge Halloween? Yes, why not?

Halloween. Golly, if there was ever a lesson in how a thing can be taken, twisted, rejiggled and brought back to life as something completely different, Halloween is it. What was once a spiritual time of year (if you were a pagan or a Christian) went over to America, became secularised and made into a fancy dress parade with collecting sweets as the prize and … Continue reading A Hygge Halloween? Yes, why not?

It’s never too early… **free** Hygge Christmas Manifesto infographic

It’s a cold, wet, dark, dank, dismal Friday afternoon in July. I’m working the full day, I’ve written another 2,000 words for the How to Hygge Your Christmas book that I plan to publish in September and I need a break. What do I do??   Well, a sensible person would call through and ask if there’s any work to do for the Boss. But … Continue reading It’s never too early… **free** Hygge Christmas Manifesto infographic