This is a photograph of a modern family at play. Can you see? There are three children, all with something in front of them, heads down, occupied with their own worlds. Get me. I’m the one taking the photo, so my phone isn’t far from my hand, is it? And I think after this picture was taken, I posted to Facebook so I’m really not … Continue reading Hygge is not…. 24/7
For the next 10 week days, my little book is on tour! And you can join in on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Just post a picture of my book (or any other hygge book) with the hashtag #50WaystoHyggeBookTour and I’ll be able to find them, admire them and share them here! I’m really looking forward to seeing how far away the book can get in … Continue reading 50 Ways to Hygge Book Tour!! Hygge is… meeting people
It’s funny, but it very much goes against my nature to have to sell myself. Part of me is always judging myself… comparing against other people and thinking (for the most part) that they can do whatever it is much better than I can. I’ll never be a top singer, a great dancer, not even a good housewife. But I can sling a sentence together … Continue reading First reviews of the book are in….
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!!
Hygge is intrinsically linked with sitting by the fire, but I’m bad at doing nothing. I like keeping my hands busy, and I like swapping out my crafts if I can. This book is ideal for me, because it’s not all one sort of embroidery, but a collection of quite a few. Scandinavian Needlecraft is written by Clare Youngs and published by Cico Books. The … Continue reading Hygge Book: Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs
Alison May writes a blog called Brocante Home, a site dedicated to fluffiness and fripperies and creating a Life Less Ordinary. It doesn’t sound very hyggely, does it? And, indeed the site itself could hardly be further from the clear, bare Scandi-chic interiors that hygge is usually paired with. But you know I call my blog How to Hygge the British Way for a reason, … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Spring House by Alison May
A massive thanks to my supporters via Paypal who made the purchase of this book possible. Thank you all very much. It means I can say that I purchased the book myself, and there is no pressure on me to be nice unless I really mean it. Hygge: Comfort and Food for the Soul is a thin book of 95 pages. It’s a lovely big … Continue reading Hygge Book: Hygge Comfort & Food for the Soul
I had bad indigestion last night and I couldn’t sleep. Perhaps I should stay up late more often??? Because, as the guinea pigs scuttled around beside me and I burped endlessly through a haze of Gaviscon (I love Gaviscon, especially the aniseed flavour) I worked on my book. That’s my book I have been going to write since I was 5 or at least since … Continue reading 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way… I’ve only gone and done it.