A Word for the Weekend: Lagom.

Is Lagom vastly different from hygge? Well, no. They’re not in competition. They are, in actuality, exceedingly compatible. Fredagsmys is hygge, fika is hygge, spending time outside is hygge. Whether you choose the Swedish or the Danish name is more the question. In their love for jumping on bandwagons and breaking down self-created idols, papers this year have been quick to jump over hygge as … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Lagom.

July already? A look back on June…

Time flies by, doesn’t it? It’s back to the old feeling that life comes in seasons, and time waits for no man. I started June off with such great intentions of writing something here everyday. Ha. I think that was optimistic during a month containing a General Election and with work taking off. I think I’ve posted less this month than usual. So, here’s a … Continue reading July already? A look back on June…

June 20th: I was going to write this yesterday; but events, dear boy, events.

Victoria Coren Mitchell is, I think, an eminently sensible broadcaster. I am predisposed to like her, since she hosts one of my favourite Quiz Shows, the fiendishly wonderful Only Connect on BBC2.  She just seems like a grounded, very realistic person. The sort you could meet over coffee at 11 o’ clock and still be sat with at 5 realising that the choice is either … Continue reading June 20th: I was going to write this yesterday; but events, dear boy, events.

Thursday 8th June: No, there isn’t #electionhygge but there MUST be post-election hygge, or the country’s done for.

I love elections. My history O level had a whole course on the history of parliament and democracy in the UK, complete with a trip to the Houses of Parliament, and I love the whole shemozzle. But I also know that politics is one of the most divisive things in the world, with extreme views on either side leading to anger, arguments and a situation … Continue reading Thursday 8th June: No, there isn’t #electionhygge but there MUST be post-election hygge, or the country’s done for.

Friday June 2nd: Enjoying the read.

As part of my June Hygge month, I picked up a few novels on Kindle (they can be very cheap, especially for classics that are out of copyright) and last night I settled down at bedtime to start one. I chose The Blue Castle, mainly because I (and here I blush) haven’t read any L M Montgomery ever ever ever and I know there’s a … Continue reading Friday June 2nd: Enjoying the read.

Thursday June 1st: Setting the scene.

Today is a rare day at work for me, an early finish with no teaching work planned this evening. I have the possibility of Women’s Institute, which I should go to since I missed last month’s, or an event to celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but neither are screaming at me and it depends when I get home on whether … Continue reading Thursday June 1st: Setting the scene.