Hygge (‘hue-gah’) is essentially the danish word for finding happiness in the little things in life however, it is more of a feeling than an activity. Hygge means different things to different people.
This is a concept I heard about a few years ago - before it hit the mainstream and it couldn't explain the way I've always felt about winter better. In Aberdeen we get around 6 hours and 50 minutes of daylight at the moment which means it is dark for 70% of the day. Sometimes it feel like it never gets properly light on cloudy days. There really isn't a better time to embrace Danish living.
The sleep specialists and bed retailer Bed Guru sent me my very own Hygge Kit this week - just in time for Christmas. They've written a post all about how Hygge can help you get a better nights sleep which you should check out here.
When the nights get dark I come home to turn on the little lamps around the house, light candles, snuggle on the sofa in my Christmas jammies, a blanket and indulge in comfort food. Organising movie nights and little gatherings with friends keeps you going through the long nights.
I love the run up to Christmas (even though stressed students don't get to enjoy it properly) but once January hits the winter really starts to drag. Thats when it is even more important to focus on Hygge.
I can't wait to spend time curled up reading this lovely book by Marie Tourell Søderberg. It is gorgeous, dotted with recipes and lovely stories to inspire you to live more like the Danish.
Now onto the exciting part - I've never done a giveaway on this blog before but I think Christmas is the best possible time. Bed Guru are offering you a hygge kit just like the one I received - perfect to combat the January blues. Just enter below and I'll announce the winner in two weeks time (the 6th of January).
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p.s. Bundi our border collie behaved like such a sweetheart for these pictures without me even having to persuade him. If that doesn't make you happy I don't know what will!
This will be my last post before Christmas so I hope you all have a magical day.
This post was written
in collaboration with
Bed Guru but love of
blankets, candles and
chocolate is all mine.