A Weekend With…. Jane Goble of Posy

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

A Weekend With….. Gillian of Tales From A Happy House

  This week’s post comes from Gillian, of Tales From A Happy House. Gillian’s blog hit my feed several years ago, when her stories of family life in Leeds struck a chord. Her house was beautifully scandi in style, and she liked so many of the things I liked…. I think it’s always wonderful when you realise that there are so many people out there … Continue reading A Weekend With….. Gillian of Tales From A Happy House

Spring Hygge is in full bloom!

It’s a lovely time of year in the Northern hemisphere now… Spring has definitely arrived in the UK, with warm temperatures and blossom everywhere! And Easter is just around the corner, with its promise of eggs and bunnies. I know some schools have already broken up, but my teenagers don’t break for the Easter Holidays until Friday, so this week is the week I’ve begun … Continue reading Spring Hygge is in full bloom!

A Weekend with…. Claire from Above the River

After my weekend off last week, I’m delighted to be back with another favourite blogger of mine who shows real hygge in her posts. Claire of Above the River is a mother, knitter and crafter and generally all round good egg. Her blog is a wonderful record of family life and seasonal beauty, with nature playing a big part. I asked Claire some questions, and … Continue reading A Weekend with…. Claire from Above the River

Is Hygge minimalism? Is minimalism hyggely?

You are going to hate my answer.   Yes.   And no. Hygge isn’t minimalism isn’t hygge…. but the two go well together. They’re good bedfellows, with neither being intrinsically better or more worthy than the other. You don’t need to be a minimalist to have hygge in your life, but you don’t need to hygge to be a minimalist. There are minimalists who are … Continue reading Is Hygge minimalism? Is minimalism hyggely?

A Weekend with… Lucy of Attic 24

My first A Weekend With… post starts off with a heroine of the blogging world… Lucy from Attic 24. If you are a crocheter, the chances are you’ve either heard of her, follow her, seen her patterns being used by others or know someone who loves her home. She lives in Skipton, and posts picture of her home town regularly. She also helps to organise and … Continue reading A Weekend with… Lucy of Attic 24

Hygge Book: The Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell

***I was actually sent a free copy of the book to review, but all thoughts and reactions are my own and not at all biased*** OK. At least, not biased by being sent the book to review, only by the fact that Brontë Aurell is an awesome Motherhygge who puts into one sentence as much common sense about hygge as many writers take a book … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell

How to hygge when the bugs have got you.

There’s a wide stripe of self-care in hyggering. Making a nest, looking after yourself and your tribe, hunkering down for the winter, or the summer, or anytime really, it’s all about looking after the inner self, the well-being of yourself and each other. And that comes into sharp focus when the winter chills strike. Lighting candles and relating to each other in a non-confrontational way … Continue reading How to hygge when the bugs have got you.