You know when you get a book so good that you just want to stop life and read it? When you find yourself taking it everywhere with you and reading it every chance you get? A big giveaway that a book is that good for me is when I have it in physical form, Kindle and as an audio book. Well, Nigel Slater’s book this … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Christmas Chronicles By Nigel Slater
The UK and the USA are two nations divided by a common language. You say potato, I say spud, and let’s not get into boots vs trunks, pavements as against sidewalks and nappies or diapers. Getting into any of those would be dangerous, silly and probably impossible. One of the American language’s most endearing traits is the ability to verb anything, by which I mean … Continue reading Winterize your home for peak hygge season!
Let’s face it, it’s getting dark out there. And dusk comes earlier every day. The long, golden days of summer seem so far behind, the winds have picked up and the frosts of winter will soon be nipping at your nose. And you have an issue: you’d like to go out with your friends, but a great big chunk of you just wants to stay … Continue reading When the nights draw in, have a hygge spa evening.
Is there such a thing as Autumn Cleaning? If there isn’t, there should be. For that’s my plan for the weekend. After two weekends away (in London and Yorkshire) this weekend I will roll my sleeves up, put my apron on and work on getting my home hygge-ready. For next week is October, and the leaves will soon drop from the trees, leaving windows that … Continue reading The Plan for this weekend is…
My mind is on all things Christmas at the moment. I have really enjoyed writing my new book, Have Yourself a Hygge Little Christmas, but the downside is that I am now all ready and waiting for Christmas at least two months earlier than the rest of the world. I had a little free time today, so I have compiled a free Infographic for you. … Continue reading A Self Care Advent Calendar: Just for you!
I don’t know about you, but some days I just need to hunker down in my safe space and get cosy alone. At times like this, I reach for my comfort kit. I keep it all in a handmade bag at the side of my usual chair, but I have at times kept it in a basket by my bed, in a box under the … Continue reading Creating a Comfortable Space Wherever you are.
Last night I slept well. I fell alseep, as usual, listening to a book on Audible (This little tome is a guaranteed sleep aid: not because it’s boring, because it’s not, but because I’ve heard it so many times and I just fall asleep anyway) and woke today refreshed, happy and keen to get to my desk. Why am I telling you this? Because … Continue reading La Rentrée: Let’s all celebrate a new year.
I’d like to think that title is not the only time chic and hygge have been put together in a sentence. Can one hygge and be chic? Well, yes. If you see chic as a state of being and hygge as the emotion surrounding events full of love, comfort and enjoyment, then it must be possible. A chic hyggerer would probably prefer her tea in … Continue reading Hygge Book: How to be Chic in the Winter by Fiona Ferris