Friday, 30 December 2016

Happy New Year

I hope all the readers of my blog have had a very Happy Christmas.

The week between Christmas and New Year is often a time that a lot of people are not at work and a time when they can meet with family and friends. For some people it's also a chance to relax and, with that in mind, I have been reading a book called 'The Little Book of Hygge' by Miek Wiking. Hygge (pronounced 'hooga') is the Danish way to live well. From lighting candles every day, to cooking comforting food, to spending time with friends, to cosying up by a fire, the Danes are among the happiest people on the planet. Like us here in the UK their winters are long, dark and cold but they make the most of them by creating a beautiful atmosphere in their homes, shutting out the cold and dark. Not only is hygge just for winter, it's for all year round too. The book tells you how you can create it. I love the concept of hygge and, apart from wearing black as the Danes do, I agree with all that the book says about it and intend to create hygge in my life too.

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and hygge 2017!