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.
I like having patterns and structures to my blog posts, even if some weeks the only thing I chose to do with that structure is just ignore it. I really enjoyed the A Weekend With… series and I may well go back to them at some stage in the future, but I feel the need for something different at the moment. It’s summertime and we’re … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend…. New series
“Until we get past the need to teach people how to pronounce the word in the first paragraph, (or worse, on the cover), then we are just babes in the woods. I’m waiting for an in depth hygge book, one that covers hygge design, decoration, atmosphere, activities, baking, parties, philosophy. There is still room for a beautiful coffee (and cake) table book written by someone … Continue reading How do we reach the next step?
Thanks to Joe’s Toes I can hold a giveaway. I saw Joe’s Toes first at the Handmade Fair last September at Hampton Court… I blogged a little about the fair here and also on my other blog, Angel Jem’s City Cottage which is less about hygge and more about a good complain now and again. We had a good chinwag, since it turned out that Amanda … Continue reading A Giveaway!!! A Giveaway!!!
Last year I was a solitary voice in my family talking about hygge, lighting my candles, with crochet throws around the place. I had blogmates who did it all so naturally, but didn’t call it anything, or if they did it was basically making a home. 2016 has made hygge a word that pretty nearly everybody (short of the Man on the Moon) has heard … Continue reading 2016: what a difference a year makes!
It’s finally December 6th! So finally, it’s my turn to talk about the new QI book, 1342 Facts which came out this year and about #quizhygge, one of my favourite things to do. Firstly I need to say that I was sent my copy of 1342 Facts by the publishers, although I volunteered to do the blog hop myself. You need to know that just … Continue reading QI, 1342, and a well-timed fact.
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?
One of the things I am coming to appreciate about hygge and the Danish language in particular is their fondness for lumping all sorts of words together to create a new one. The new words just take on a life of their own after a while, and enter common usage. You can see this a lot with hygge. There are so many little words and … Continue reading Hyggelists. Is there such a word?