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
As part of my June Hygge month, I picked up a few novels on Kindle (they can be very cheap, especially for classics that are out of copyright) and last night I settled down at bedtime to start one. I chose The Blue Castle, mainly because I (and here I blush) haven’t read any L M Montgomery ever ever ever and I know there’s a … Continue reading Friday June 2nd: Enjoying the read.
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
It’s a funny thing, but I can almost separate my Hygge book reviews into those before I wrote a book about hygge myself and those I have thought about and not written since. It’s almost as though I think that reviewing someone else’s book on hygge would be like the mother in maternity who looks at you baby and sniffs, before saying “It’s alright, but … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Art of Hygge by Jonny Jackson and Elias Larsen
I think I need more practise on the computer on how to upload PDF files to share. I think I do. I have been busy this last week with two things: I am still getting on with writing the next book in my hygge series (What! You hoped I’d stop at one! Fie, what foolishness!) on Summer Hygge. Yesterday was the chapter on what to … Continue reading A gift from me to you on a sunny Wednesday… No strings attached.
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….