Social Media sometimes gets a very bad press. It’s full of trolls, people lose their politeness and inhibitions and feel able to say anything they like. Don’t post about yourself, you never know who’s reading your posts, it increases isolation because you’re online not meeting up in person etc. etc. etc. Okay, I’d be a fool not to agree that parts of the Interweb got … Continue reading The Hygge Nook: Social Media at its Best
You know when you get a book so good that you just want to stop life and read it? When you find yourself taking it everywhere with you and reading it every chance you get? A big giveaway that a book is that good for me is when I have it in physical form, Kindle and as an audio book. Well, Nigel Slater’s book this … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Christmas Chronicles By Nigel Slater
Is there such a thing as Autumn Cleaning? If there isn’t, there should be. For that’s my plan for the weekend. After two weekends away (in London and Yorkshire) this weekend I will roll my sleeves up, put my apron on and work on getting my home hygge-ready. For next week is October, and the leaves will soon drop from the trees, leaving windows that … Continue reading The Plan for this weekend is…
Some days it’s just so busy at the office that I never get near a client file… today I’ve been given the chance to post not once, but twice! I was a little bit worried that Meik’s answers to my questions wouldn’t arrive before the end of the day… but here they are! Meik’s second book, The Little Book of Lykke comes out today, and … Continue reading Meik Wiking: The Little Book of Lykke Blog Tour
Yes, that’s right! Meik Wiking is holding a blog tour for his excellent new book, The Little Book of Lykke. I’ve reviewed it already, but on Thursday Meik will be visiting my blog and answering some questions for me PLUS there’ll be an exclusive happiness tip. I can’t wait! Be sure to visit again on Thursday to see what Meik had to tell me about … Continue reading Exciting News!! Meik Wiking’s Blog Tour will be here on Thursday!
This week’s word will be all over the cuddly shelves of the bookshops on September 7th. It’s the word Meik Wiking has chosen for his new book, The Little Book of Lykke. Unlike hygge, this word does have a direct English translation: it means happiness. Okay, so I’ve chosen it as the word for the weekend because the new book (which I reviewed here) is … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Lykke. It’s Danish for Happiness
It’s the last days of August: September is nearly here,and thoughts are turning naturally to the last third of the year. I know that we in Britain live in a country with four seasons, but sometimes I feel we only actually have three: The Months Before Christmas, The Months After Christmas and The Months When You Can’t Really Mention Christmas Without People Looking At You … Continue reading Autumn Hygge: Look for the Gold at the edges of Life
**Disclosure!!! I was sent an advanced copy of The Little Book of Lykke by the publishers. It won’t actually be available until 7th September, but you can pre-order from any decent bookshop or online outlet now.** Last year’s publishing sensation was The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, and boy was it big. So many people I know … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking