You will be pleased to know (I’m sure..) that we fully moved in to our new home in Manchester and we are absolutely loving our new place. However, we have no WiFi yet and this is slowly giving me cabin fever and a real feel of being disconnected!
Being a fan of all things Scandinavian I was aware of the Danish way of living ‘Hygge’. There is no real direct translation for this, but it encompasses a feeling and the many pleasures of everyday life; to feel cosy, content, happy and relaxed.
Hygge can happen anywhere, you don’t need to be living in Scandinavia to feel it; something as simple as reading a great book with the fire lit, enjoying a dinner with friends or even a romantic outdoor walk in the crisp fall air. The point of Hygge is to do the things you love and enjoy most to bring about this state.
With that in mind I have picked some of my favourite things to do that make me happy and content everyday.
If your interest is peaked about this way of living then read ‘The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well’.
This past weekend I had a very different shopping experience to what I would consider the usual. As I am getting married in September I had the pleasure (and fun) of creating my gift registry and spent the whole afternoon on Saturday zapping away with my fiance. It is amazing how much delight ‘virtual’ shopping brings, the rush of spending but with actually no dread of what the bank balance will look like at the end of the day.