“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?