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
If you’d like to know more about hygge, then my books are available now: 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way is available in Paperback and Kindle version and so is How to Hygge Your Summer, again in Paperback and Kindle form, from Amazon. If you purchase through the links on this page, I get a couple of pence extra per copy, and if you’ve … Continue reading About my books and Social Media links
Today is a rare day at work for me, an early finish with no teaching work planned this evening. I have the possibility of Women’s Institute, which I should go to since I missed last month’s, or an event to celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but neither are screaming at me and it depends when I get home on whether … Continue reading Thursday June 1st: Setting the scene.
It’s the last day of May… who knew that time moves faster the older you get? Well, I’d begun to suspect this when six weeks as a teacher never felt the same as six weeks as a child. Far too short a summer holiday! And tomorrow is June, the month that represents the zenith of the Sun’s power in the Northern hemisphere. Until Midsummer’s Eve … Continue reading I am looking out over June, and imagining the possibilities. Who’s with me?
Today I am not at my desk. I’ll be out all day seeking for #coursehygge if there is such a thing in York. I’m training to do proofreading, having figured out that it might be a useful skill for both day job as an Office Ninja and night job as a writer. So as you read this on Monday (morning, noon or afternoon teatime) please … Continue reading Half Term Hygge: A free Infographic
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, … Continue reading I went to the Woods….
I am feeling a little paralysed at the moment. Not literally, of course, but metaphorically. My brain is a swirl of issues and worries and matters that all too often threaten my smooth nature. It’s not very hyggely. Work (by which I mean my day job as Office Ninja at Peter Kneale Solicitor) has recently expanded to 6 days a week as we trial Saturday … Continue reading Finding Hygge in the Small Things
Somebody taught me how to do infographics. Ok, not really, but I got a few slide examples and I’m always on for a try of anything, so I gave it a go. I have been wanting to do a Year of Living Hyggely for a while. You know I try to live everyday with a bit of hygge in it, whether it’s Spring, Winter or … Continue reading A Year of Living Hyggely: free infographic