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!
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
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?
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
***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
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.
I have always been a sucker for getting post. In my youth I had a French penpal, two German penpals and an Austrian penpal. I’m a very bad letter writer, and no good at returning post, but that never stopped me. There’s something about the click of the letter box that gets me. Not bills, though, I don’t like bills. Now, I’m a Hygge Ambassador … Continue reading There’s just something about boxes in the post that gets me…
In his book The Little Book of Hygge Meik Wiking waxes lyrical about his favourite spot in the house, his hyggekrog in his kitchen the “place in the room where you love to snuggle up in a blanket, with a book and a cup of tea”. I’m hoping that blog-wise How to Hygge the British Way is becoming a favourite Hyggekrog, or in British a … Continue reading How about a Hygge Nook?