Linnea Dunne is a Swede living in Dublin. I am predisposed to like her already. Anybody who tries to preach balance and abstinence to the Irish is a brave, brave woman. And that is what she does in her book, Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. Lagom, as any scandi fan or nordic nerd will know, is the Swedish word for a life lived … Continue reading Hygge Book: Lagom by Linnea Dunne
Victoria Coren Mitchell is, I think, an eminently sensible broadcaster. I am predisposed to like her, since she hosts one of my favourite Quiz Shows, the fiendishly wonderful Only Connect on BBC2. She just seems like a grounded, very realistic person. The sort you could meet over coffee at 11 o’ clock and still be sat with at 5 realising that the choice is either … Continue reading June 20th: I was going to write this yesterday; but events, dear boy, events.
When I started up my A Weekend With… series I had a few blog heroes that I wanted desperately to feature. I wanted Lucy of Attic 24, knew I had to have Gillian of Tales From a Happy House and dreamed of having Jane from the Posy blog. Jane no longer writes her blog, due to reasons she’ll explain below, but it’s still there in … Continue reading A Weekend With…. Jane Goble of Posy
This week’s post comes from Gillian, of Tales From A Happy House. Gillian’s blog hit my feed several years ago, when her stories of family life in Leeds struck a chord. Her house was beautifully scandi in style, and she liked so many of the things I liked…. I think it’s always wonderful when you realise that there are so many people out there … Continue reading A Weekend With….. Gillian of Tales From A Happy House
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
It is a strange fact that as a Kindle author you don’t get a publisher and a publicist to take care of book sales for you. Nobody arranges the book tour, or blog tour, or any tour, nobody writes enthusiastic press releases, nobody takes charge of sending out review copies to the Big Names of whatever subject you’ve written about. It’s just not included. That … Continue reading Starting next week on HTHTBW… the 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way Book Tour!!
One of the threads I have loved watching on the Hygge Nook on Facebook is the Hygge Box thread, or I should say several hygge box threads. The Hygge Nookworms, kind, caring people that they are, decided to start swapping boxes between themselves. They have really gone to town on contents, with cards, books, crafts, chocolate, food, candles, smellies and all sorts of lovely stuff … Continue reading Hygge was made to share.
After my weekend off last week, I’m delighted to be back with another favourite blogger of mine who shows real hygge in her posts. Claire of Above the River is a mother, knitter and crafter and generally all round good egg. Her blog is a wonderful record of family life and seasonal beauty, with nature playing a big part. I asked Claire some questions, and … Continue reading A Weekend with…. Claire from Above the River