The best autumnal homeware for hygge

Is it just me or is September absolutely flying past? Now we have some nice chilly mornings and darker evenings, my mind is turning to nesting. I LOVE buying homeware more than anything else, and even though you don’t need to buy anything to hygge, that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a couple of…

Cosy autumn bakes and makes

WE MADE IT! September is finally here, signalling the start of the best third of the year, and my annual lobotomy is well underway. I feel giddy with anticipation about conker hunting, my first hot chai latte of the year and slipping back into a jacket, and while you can of course hygge anywhere, anytime…

A very hyggeligt summer

Oh it’s been a weird summer hasn’t it? I don’t think any of us quite expected to spend almost half the year in some sort of lockdown. To be honest, I’ve had a lovely old time pottering around at home, going for lockdown walks and staying out of the sun, but I know it hasn’t…

Hygge in the time of self-isolation

Buckle up, friends – we’re in for a strange few months.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) has torn through the world, and health risks aside, perhaps one of the biggest challenges will be the (temporary) move towards self-isolation. Virtually all of the worst-affected countries are telling their people to stay indoors and minimise contact with other people to…

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…

How joining a choir made me happy

In bleak old January, I finally took the plunge and joined a choir. My friend Rob had been telling me I should join for a good couple of years, and I knew I had a relatively free few months, and popped along to the taster session for Soul of the City choir in Brighton with…

Win a hygge hamper this winter!

HOW HOW HOW have we reached this point in the year?! As I write this post, it’s grey, misty and murky outside, and I love it. I’m so much happier in this weather than in the oppressive heat. Today I wanted to do something to say thank you to everyone who’s read my blog this…

World Mental Health Day: it’s never just you

It’s World Mental Health Day 2018, and I am BIG on supporting mental health. It’s something that most of us have issues with at least some of the time, but it’s so easy to feel isolated or like it’s just you when you’re standing in the street with a racing heart and mind and you…

30 reasons I love September

It’s here! I know we shouldn’t wish the year away, but… autumn! I can already feel my energy levels rising, and the world just feels more ‘right’. The -ber months are my favourites by far, but in this post, I’m focusing on the first -ber. So, one reason for every day of this beautiful month…

Hygge and Jante Law

Have you ever heard of Jante Law before? If not, you’re far from alone. Jante Law, put simply, is a set of rules underpinning (certain parts of) Scandinavian society. It’s named after the fictional Danish town of Jante in Norwegian author Aksel Sandemose’s novel, A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks. Jante Law is all about equality,…

Capturing everyday hygge

I see a lot of articles these days decrying millennials for not living in the moment and being too glued to our various screens to look up and experience life. I agree that while spending an entire gig watching the band on stage through an Instagram filter is no way to live (and it’s not…