To be enthusiastic is to show “intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.” In the original Greek, it mean to be inspired or possessed by a God and was used as an insult to describe excessive religious zeal. I’m glad it got taken over and adapted. Enthusiasm, and the quality of being enthusiastic, is something I very much enjoy. To be tepid or half-hearted about … Continue reading All is Calm, All is Bright: Enthusiasm
It’s the first weekend in September!!! Yay! Just imagine, it’s almost time for everything nice and spicy and happy… although, in my quest to live a life full of hygge I have discovered that every time of year is the right time for nice and spicy and happy. Hygge would be no use as a feeling if it were confined just to one (or two) … Continue reading A Weekend With…. Sarah Raad
My last post seems to have got a few people going. It’s password protected, because it’s actually a post that goes alongside the Cosy Happy Hygge newsletter (which I’m currently compiling) and not publicly available. The password will be in the newsletter, so if you want to know what the rest of the post says, you’ll have to sign up. Details are on this post. … Continue reading A Weekend With…. Sevina Yates
From September I am launching a monthly newsletter full of hygge. The aim is that once a month you will get a little hit of loveliness in your mail box, with book reviews, ideas for seasonal hygge, links to articles and people I have enjoyed that make life feel happier, recipes to use and basically just a place to share all the little pleasures of … Continue reading Cosy Happy Hygge: A monthly dose of happiness direct to your inbox
I had a complaint from a member of the Hygge Nook last week. To know how unusual that is, you have to remember that this is a group of 11,000 people for whom one of the big arguments last year was whether to put the jam or the cream on first. They’re a friendly, hyggely, accepting lot who appreciate differences add spice but work best … Continue reading A Weekend With….. Amy Bull
That has to be one of the coolest names ever! And even more appropriate if you consider that Natasha is a sculptor and ceramicist, so her work literally does go into the fire to be transformed into something beautiful! In the Hygge Nook, we have a shed load of creative people. Some create for joy, others do it as their jobs. One thing’s for sure, … Continue reading A Weekend With…. Natasha Phoenix
Last year I ran a series of posts called A Weekend With… I was lucky enough to ask some of the most hyggely bloggers out there about how they found hygge helped them live their lives. You can read the posts by clicking the tag A Weekend With. Part of the reason I love hygge is that it is so home-based, and so egalitarian. Queens … Continue reading A Weekend with….. a difference.
It seems to me that words and ideas go in cycles and groups. We went through hygge, lagom and kalsarikannit within the last two years. I’ve got the hang of the first two, and I’m working on the last one as we speak…. Britain (whatever the results of the Brexit vote in 2016 have been presented as) has always been an outward-facing country. We’re an … Continue reading The Next Big Thing: Which country will we look at next? Why not a City?