Summer Hygge in the Home

#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 Heat is On… June is the beginning of Summer Hygge.

Temperatures have risen all over the Uk this week, with the end of what’s reported as the hottest June for years. It’s blissful, if you like heat. I love winter, so this time of year is usually torture for me: hot, sweaty, lethargic days when I work because I have to, rather than with pleasure. For years I would scuttle to my air conditioned car, … Continue reading The Heat is On… June is the beginning of Summer Hygge.

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.

Monday 5th June: 3 is a Hygge Number

Yesterday I met with Jenny Carr. She’s a member of the Hygge Nook over on Facebook, and comes from Worsley in Manchester. There were three of us for the first Hygge Nook Hook up; Sarah (that’s the daughter & taking the photo), Jenny and me. Three is a hyggely number, though, and it’s much easier to get to know someone in a small group. We … Continue reading Monday 5th June: 3 is a Hygge Number

Sunday 4th June: Holy Hygge!

Now, I don’t care if you have a religion or not, I’m not a preacher and I won’t convert you. Religion is a good thing for me, but I’m quite prepared to believe it’s not as happy an experience for many. I struggle with Organised Religion, perhaps because I instinctively distrust the Status Quo and people who seem to be completely sorted in anything. But … Continue reading Sunday 4th June: Holy Hygge!