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There are certain ‘buzz words’ that float around every year. This year one word that I seem to be hearing a lot is Hygge (pronounced hue-gah). Hygge is a Danish word that cannot be translated exactly into one single English word. It’s more a way of life than a word. The best way to describe it is a lifestyle craze, one of maximum comfort and cosiness. It’s all about living well and living simply.
This sounds like exactly the sort of thing I need in my life right now. With the weather rapidly turning colder and the nights drawing in quicker November is the perfect time to bring a little Hygge into your home.
5 Ways to Bring a bit of Hygge into your Home
Stock up on Blankets
In my opinion, there is nothing better than after a hard day working or looking after little ones, snuggling up with a blanket on the sofa. I personally have a basket with blankets in our lounge for anyone to grab as and when required.
Layer yourself up
When it’s cold outside nothing beats having a big old scarf around your neck to keep the chill off or when you’re inside wearing toastie thick socks to keep your toes warm.
What better way to relax and warm yourself through than with a nice hot glass of wine or perhaps cider if you prefer. I have just discovered that my slow cooker is perfect for this, it keeps the wine at just the right temperature and as an added bonus makes the house smell lovely.
When we visited Budapest in 2016 there were hot wine stalls on every corner. They even have wine tours around the city. It was a great way to warm up in the freezing weather and gave us a nice rosy glow.
Candles are a simple and relatively cheap way of creating an inviting and homely atmosphere in your home. Alternatively, if you don’t like the thought of candles in your home fairy lights also do the job.
Stop what you are doing and have a few minutes to yourself. Grab one of your new cosy blankets, make yourself a cuppa and sit down with a new book. We live in such a fast past world these days and making time for rest is becoming increasingly important.
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The Little Book of Hygge
There is a book that I have noticed recently called *The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well. A lot of my friends have bought it so I’m guessing it’s pretty good and it’s only £4.99 which I thought was pretty reasonable.
I have put it on my Christmas wish list. No doubt a review will follow after Christmas. If you have already read it I’d love to know your thoughts on it.
**Log Cabin photo credit: anoldent on Flickr
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