The Little Book of Hygge

Monday, 17 October 2016
If you haven't come across the term 'Hygge' in the last month or so, well... where have you been?! The Little Book of Hygge* has been all over the Blogosphere lately! I'd also heard a lot about the book on a Scandi Interiors Group that I'm part of on Facebook so I was over the moon when I heard about the blog tour! Meik Wilking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institution in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of danish life. So what exactly is Hygge? (pronounced hoo-gah) Hygge in about the experience. Being at home, being with the people we love and feeling safe. Hygge can be anything from spending time with friends, sitting in silence with your loved one or sitting down to a book by yourself. 
The word hygge originates from a Norwegian word meaning 'well-being'. For those of you who may not know my family is Norwegian, hence the last name Larsen and the crazy blue eyes, so I did a little squeal when I read this part of the book. The book is made up of both facts and tips on how to incorporate hygge into your everyday life with sections including light, food & drink and baking. 
Later on in the book is a whole chapter to doing hygge on the cheap. Meik says that hygge is humble and slow, it's watching Lord of the Rings in your pyjamas, sitting in the window watching the weather sipping your favourite tea and wearing a pair of your big old wooly socks. Included in the top hygge activities to do for cheap are playing board games, making a fire, sledding and going outside. Because as we all know, the best things in life are free. 
This past month or so I've spent the evenings curled up under a blanket with a hot drink slowly thumbing through this book (by candlelight of course). It leaves me feeling relaxed and totally content with my introvert life. It's ok to be happy with the simple things in life. 
Amelia xo
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19 comments:

  1. Hygge is absolutely crucial to me; I always was a homebird (but a gin drinker) but we never had a name for that cosy feeling. I found hygge a couple of years ago, but was a lone voice. Now I know I can call it hygge and everybody understands what I mean. I've enjoyed The Little Book of Hygge Blogtour; it's been fun to see other hygge-friends. If you want to keep that hygge feeling, we've got a Facebook group, The Hygge Nook, that's about building hygge into every day life. You'd be very welcome....
    Love the pictures x

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  2. I have seen and heard so much about this book, I really want to read this myself x

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  3. Never heard of this, but definitely seems like an interesting read :) i keep looking for things to help me be more positive!

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  4. I have just popped this into my amazon basket as it sounds super interesting xx

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  5. I have this in my Amazon basket to purchase as I have heard just so much about it x

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  6. ive heard so much good things about this and now I'm tempted to buy it

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  7. Oh I'm all in to hygge!! I saw this book recently in waterstones too its so cute!!

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  8. I need to catch up on my reading. Not read a book in awhile. This sounds like a good read.

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  9. I need to get one of these books as I feel it would make a huge difference on my life x

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  10. This book sounds fab - I'd love to try a bit if hygge, perfect for keeping mindful too x

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  11. I just came back from a trip around Scandinavia and it made me want to adopt their chilled, relaxed lifestyle so I guess I'm going to need that book!


    - Elodie x

    www.elle-yeah.com

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  12. Heard a lot about this book, sounds like a great read! Will have to add it to my wishlist :)

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  13. This is the first time I am hearing of this little book of hygge, It sounds really interesting.

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  14. I kept seeing this everywhere and had no idea what it was but I need to check it out now x

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  15. I've been seeing this book everywhere I think it's stalking me. Maybe that's a hint lol.

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  16. I keep hearing about this book but I've not read it yet. I really want to.

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  17. I've seen this book before, I don't think I've actually look at it though! H x

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  18. I've not heard of this book or the term Hygge before - I'm such a bad blogger - but I need to check it out! x

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  19. I have not heard of this book but reading your post is making me want to know more about it.

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