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
My Mum’s cousin has cancer. Cancer is a big scary word, especially when it’s inoperable and there’s only one ending, so the question always becomes how long. My Mum’s cousin has always seemed like an Aunty to me. She lives in Blackpool, about 60 miles away, but her family came from St Helens. That’s a mining and glass-making town, not well known for being very … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Marmalade Loaf
You are going to hate my answer. Yes. And no. Hygge isn’t minimalism isn’t hygge…. but the two go well together. They’re good bedfellows, with neither being intrinsically better or more worthy than the other. You don’t need to be a minimalist to have hygge in your life, but you don’t need to hygge to be a minimalist. There are minimalists who are … Continue reading Is Hygge minimalism? Is minimalism hyggely?
Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! And a break from A Weekend with… posts especially for St Paddy’s Day. And a question: In a country where the most famous export is Guinness, the best know exported Irish words are Slainte and craic, which is famous for its welcome and the warmth of its hospitality… do they really need hygge? Well, yes. Because hygge is there … Continue reading Do the Irish need Hygge?
Thanks to Joe’s Toes I can hold a giveaway. I saw Joe’s Toes first at the Handmade Fair last September at Hampton Court… I blogged a little about the fair here and also on my other blog, Angel Jem’s City Cottage which is less about hygge and more about a good complain now and again. We had a good chinwag, since it turned out that Amanda … Continue reading A Giveaway!!! A Giveaway!!!