Can I hinch myself happy?

I’m late to the party. The hinching party, that is. I’ve been vaguely aware of Sophie Hinchliffe, aka Mrs Hinch, for a fair while now, but until a few weeks ago I’d never taken much of an interest in the biggest cleaning sensation since British national treasures Kim and Aggie. View this post on Instagram Happy…

Something good is brewing: Bake & Brew Box review

Anyone who knows me knows that I communicate using the little-known sixth, and most hyggeligt, love language: baking. I LOVE baking for so many reasons – it’s therapeutic, it’s productive, it’s creative and it’s just plain fun. But what I don’t love so much is measuring out all the ingredients. If you’ve ever messed up…

The hygge of making

I don’t ‘make’ anywhere near as much as I should these days. When I was at school, I was in art club, and I remember loving every single second of those Wednesdays after school making stained ‘glass’ windows out of sweet wrappers, batik paintings, mosaics and clay animals. I was also in magazine club, where…

Book review: Scandinavian Comfort Food by Trine Hahnemann

If you’re a regular on this blog, I’m sure you’ll be familiar with Trine Hahnemann, the author of Scandinavian Christmas, which is the book that first introduced me to the concept of hygge (I talk about it a bit more in this post). But inexplicably, I’ve seen hardly anyone talking about Scandinavian Comfort Food. Is…

Let’s fika with ScandiKitchen: The Essence of Hygge

I’m very selective about the ‘hygge books’ I write about on here, mainly because there are just so many and a lot of them are pretty similar. How many ways can there be to light a candle, and how many books do we really need to tell us about the joys of spending time with…

Hygge and happiness with Meik Wiking

Got a hyggestund? I’m in a serious state of hyggehjørnet, so let’s hyggesnak about our favourite topic: that’s right, it’s hygge! And if you’re wondering what these fabulous terms mean, you’d better get your hands on a copy of The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking. I’m the…

Book review: The Art of Hygge

Want to know a secret? I don’t know if you’ve heard, but hygge is THE hot topic of autumn 2016. There are something like nine books about hygge being released in the next month or so, which is amazing considering nobody in the UK really knew what it was when I started blogging about it…

Sleeping smarter with the S+

As I may have mentioned at some point before, I don’t sleep well. Not at all. I wake up several times a night, the slightest noise or brightening of the lights disturbs me and it can take me a good couple of hours to fall asleep. Obviously tiredness isn’t good, and a lack of sleep…

Sweet dreams: the Hello Hygge guide to sleep

Sleeping is harder than it looks. If you’re another ‘bad sleeper’ like me, you’ll be only too aware of this. ‘I won’t look at the time, I won’t look at the time… OK just one look… HOW IS IT 4AM, that means if I fall asleep RIGHT NOW I will get a MAXIMUM of three…

Cosy books for Christmas reading

I’m 99% sure I was born with a book in my hand. I was one of those kids who read 24/7. We had to write about our weekends on Mondays at infant school, and on every single page of my book I’ve written about the Enid Blyton book I read or bought. I wrote my…

British Summertime: Birchbox June 2015 review

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not the biggest fan of summer. I am the colour of a ghost and just as translucent, and as someone who naturally runs much hotter than the average person, it’s generally a bit of a sticky, moody mess for me. So when faced with this time of year, it’s…

Mew at Camden Roundhouse 20/05/15

I love Mew. I do. I’ve loved them for ten years. They were my third musical love, and being a Danish band, it feels right for me to write about them, given this blog’s semi-Danish title. Plus, Mew really are a fountain of hygge – I included them in my Hello Hygge playlist a few…