#summerhygge is so underrated. I think because of the emphasis when hygge first hit the Really Big Time on it being about candles and cosiness, we forgot that cosiness isn’t a seasonal activity, so when summer happened last year, people felt inclined to put their hyggely thoughts away. I’m pleased that this year on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram hygge is still out there. We’re learning, … Continue reading Summer Hygge in the Home
The last in my series of boosting your chances of hygge through the day, and it seems apt to finish with bedtime. Ending your evening on the right note can boost your chances of a good night’s sleep and that, as science has shown, is absolutely vital for good health mentally and physically. Experts recommend a good eight hours of sleep every night. Don’t laugh. … Continue reading Fill Your Bedtime with Hygge
Most parents I know try very hard to carve out some time after school for their children, whether that’s working fewer hours, or simply pushing bedtime back so that they get time after work. It’s a special time of the day, an opportunity to talk over things and to bond with your children. I was very fortunate in that, when mine were at Primary school … Continue reading Fill Your After School Hours with Hygge
There comes a point in most people’s lives when work is done, finished or put aside, the house is in a good enough state and the next big thing on the horizon is bed. For many, the easiest option is to turn on the TV, sit on the couch and stare into the void until exhaustion (or another person) calls you upstairs. It might be … Continue reading Fill Your Evening with Hygge
The next in my series on boosting hygge throughout your day. This time: lunch. For many people, lunch is a quick affair snatched at the desk or eaten at home while you multi-task watching the news, reading the latest website or scrolling through social media. I have to admit to being guilty as charged myself: on days when I’m rushing or just too stressed to … Continue reading Fill Your Lunch with Hygge
Are you a morning person? If you are, lucky you! I’m a night owl. At college, I would rather sleep from 2 in the morning until 10 and wake up mid-morning ready to start the day. I love staying awake late at night reading, painting, watching, planning. It’s much better to be a morning person, especially when you have children and suddenly a lie-in becomes … Continue reading Fill Your Morning with Hygge
I have had a most beautiful Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK. The sun shone, the sky was a most magnificent azure blue, we had nothing much planned, and the weekend was free to unfold magnificently. I very often find some of the most hyggely moments of my life are those I haven’t planned for: the impromptu barbecue, the coffee grabbed in haste … Continue reading Fill Your Day With Hygge
It’s sunny out, but there’s a wind that catches the sign outside and makes a moaning noise now and again. The wind’s not in the right direction to push the door open, thank Goodness, or the ceiling tiles would be rising and falling like waves at the beach. The passers-by have coats on, jackets rather than heavy winter coats, and some have a warm jumper … Continue reading Hello, Monday! I am planning ahead.