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

Hygge is… warm drinks

Continuing the tour!! Hygge is synonymous with a warm drink. If you look at so many of the Kindle books about hygge that came out, so many of them feature a pair of hands clasped around a warm drink of tea, coffee or (the hygge favourite) cocoa. Indeed, when Meik Wiking’s favourite description of hygge is as “cocoa by candlelight” then you know a hot … Continue reading Hygge is… warm drinks

Book Tour Day 3: Hygge is…. Taking care of our own body

The Book Tour continues…. Taking care of ourselves and those we love is a part of hygge. We only have one life, one body and to be free to enjoy time with those we love for as long as we are able to, it behoves us to take care of that body. Hygge has a very balanced way of looking at life. Not too much … Continue reading Book Tour Day 3: Hygge is…. Taking care of our own body