All the small things

I’ve accidentally on purpose been away for a little while. Accidentally because I didn’t intend for it to happen, and on purpose because I just haven’t been in the right head space to write. Real life has been going on, and while there hasn’t been a whole lot of hygge recently, I’ve still been basically…

Not quite winter, not quite spring

February is a funny old month isn’t it? We’re ricocheting wildly between screaming winds and sheets of rain and clear blue skies and gentle breezes. Until now, I’ve always considered February a bit of a depressing month, but I’m actually quite enjoying this one. What’s changed? Nothing major, really. I haven’t been in education for…

Share the hygge with a compliment

January is finally behind us! I don’t think anyone is too sad to see the back of it, right? Now the bleakest month is over, I’m thinking about New Year’s resolutions. I haven’t typically been very successful with my resolutions – to be honest, I rarely make it past the first week of January before…

Hygge is other people

Happy holidays! I was going to have a little break from blogging between Christmas and New Year, but I’ve had this post keeping me awake for a couple of nights now, so I thought I should probably get it written in this quiet lull. I love Christmas – not just the day, but the whole…

31 ideas for October hygge

Guys, I couldn’t be happier that October is finally here. It’s my favourite month – I love the unpredictable weather, I love the darker evenings, I love the bright crisp mornings. I’m not big on my own birthday (though I love other people’s!), but my birthday is 31st October – finding out I’m a spooky…

English summer rain

Always stays the same, nothing ever changes English summer rain seems to last for ages So in the UK, we’ve gone from horrendously oppressive, sticky weather to thunderstorms and driving rain in the space of a week. I am totally cool with this (and totally cool – any temperature above around 10 degrees is too…

Things I don’t want to regret

I know it sounds morbid, but I’ve always read those articles listing the regrets of the dying with great interest. I’ve seen a piece doing the rounds on social media comprising 37 regrets people have when they’re dying, and even a couple of weeks after I first read it it’s been playing on my mind,…

24 personal pleasures

I like surprises. I love serendipity and chance and coincidence and it’s often teeny tiny things that make me happy. While the traditional view of hygge is being swaddled in a blanket in front of a roaring fire with a mug of something hot and delicious, I’m constantly banging on about the fact that hygge…

A lesson in hygge dressing

It’s not warm is it?! It was a cool 2 degrees when I dragged myself kicking and screaming out of bed at 7am, and it was pretty when I was loitering at the bus stop after work too. It’s been a pretty mild winter, but that doesn’t mean I’m anywhere near ready to ditch the…

Hygge x Overdiluted: AW15 menswear

Everyone knows how much I love hygge – and how much I love my boi (ya boi) Jake Story. This is an extra special post from everyone’s favourite menswear blogger Jake from Overdiluted.net, who has something to say about super-cosy menswear for AW15. Hyggeligt attire is usually one of two things. It’s either cosy, warm…

Goodbye Soup du Journalism… Hello Hygge!

Friends and readers, The time has come for me to do what I have been hinting I’ll do for a while now. It’s time to say a fond farewell to Soup du Journalism. But it’s absolutely not all over. I started Soup du Journalism when I started training to become a journalist in 2012, full…

Five New Year’s resolutions for a writer

I don’t know how it happened, but it’s 30th December, and that means it’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow, and that means it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. I don’t want to think about sorting my life out, so here are my writer’s resolutions. 1. Read more This year I feel as though…