The Book Tour continues…. Taking care of ourselves and those we love is a part of hygge. We only have one life, one body and to be free to enjoy time with those we love for as long as we are able to, it behoves us to take care of that body. Hygge has a very balanced way of looking at life. Not too much … Continue reading Book Tour Day 3: Hygge is…. Taking care of our own body
Having a treat is an important part of hygge. Real life is hard, work does have to be done and if you don’t do it, then who will? But tied up with the hard work has to be the reward. And, yes, I know that reward is intrinsic, pleasure in a job well done and that you can get by without a treat… but … Continue reading Hygge is…. having a treat occasionally
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….
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
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.
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
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!!!
This week has been very busy, with work and life. My recipe for today isn’t actually for food, but for fun. Ingredients and method: Take one daughter, aged about 15 Take one Body Shop open late with invited guests only Add a Mum who blogs Take some birthday cash and pocket money and spend it wisely I was lucky enough to wangle an invitation to … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Take one daughter…