Golden Days of Autumn Hygge: Small actions to improve your life during Fall.

Hygge is such a simple concept, yet I think sometimes we humans really don’t like simple. We have to complicate a thing, tie it up with something else or make it a multi-sensory, multi-layered essential experience, instead of just appreciating the smallest of facts. Hygge just is, it’s not fancy or complicated or posh. It’s not about having a perfect life or house or day. … Continue reading Golden Days of Autumn Hygge: Small actions to improve your life during Fall.

Writing it Out: Hygge Journal Prompts for October and November

I keep a very slap-dash personal journal: although I dream of filling leather-bound volumes with my erudition and wisdom, mostly my journalling is a few lines here and there about what I’ve been up to, how I’m feeling or what I need to do next in life. I keep them together in their own Filofax at home, and carry a couple of pages dedicated to … Continue reading Writing it Out: Hygge Journal Prompts for October and November

How Much Does Hygge Cost?

Spoiler: The answer is nothing. When I first started writing about hygge and happiness five years ago this week the newspapers were filled with articles on hygge and how to hygge, very often listing items that you needed to buy to achieve the full hygge lifestyle. I wrote about how that wasn’t necessary in my post, How to hygge when there’s too much month left … Continue reading How Much Does Hygge Cost?

Five Years of Cinnamon Bun Day: Five Years of Hyggering the British Way.

Sometime last month I must have missed the anniversary of the first post on How to Hygge The British Way…. on 15th September 2016, as it happens… and it wasn’t until the reminder popped up on my phone that today was Cinnamon Bun Day that I realised it must be my blog anniversary. Five years ago Cinnamon Bun Day was my Proper Launch Day, the … Continue reading Five Years of Cinnamon Bun Day: Five Years of Hyggering the British Way.

Making the Place I Work a Little More Cosy: September Small Things Day 30

It’s the end of September and, barring a few days when I’ve forgotten to post my Small Things, I’ve recorded the parts of my life that make me content. Mies Van Den Rohe said “God is in the Details”, applying that to his role as an architect and wanting every little thing about his houses to be perfect. I don’t seek perfection, but I too … Continue reading Making the Place I Work a Little More Cosy: September Small Things Day 30

Finding a New Nail Colour for the Autumn and Then Enjoying It All Day Long: September Small Things Day 16

I had a dream this year: I wanted to find a really good nail colour for Autumn. I love red, and pink, blue, green, purple and all the multitudinous other shades available…. but I wanted one that was pure Autumn. One that when I looked at it I would go “Yes! Autumn in a Jar!”. I think I was partly inspired (okay, yes, massively inspired) … Continue reading Finding a New Nail Colour for the Autumn and Then Enjoying It All Day Long: September Small Things Day 16

Gold Is Found In The Edges Of Life: September Small Things Day 15

You can tell that the days are getting shorter again now. The Autumnal Equinox is only a week away, on 22nd September, and after that the days will decrease even more. We’re moving into the dark half of the year. Bring. It. On. I love the autumn and winter, especially the Ber months. It’s prime Hygge season, so why would I not? You can put … Continue reading Gold Is Found In The Edges Of Life: September Small Things Day 15

New Book on the Kindle and New Tea: September Small Things Day 1.

Day 1 of my September Small Things list. One thing a day that makes me stop or slow or appreciate something small in my life. Today’s a bit of a cheat, I think, because there’s two small pleasures for me today. One is that I finished a book last night, so I was free to start a new one on the first day of the … Continue reading New Book on the Kindle and New Tea: September Small Things Day 1.