In a decidedly un-hygge turn of events, I’ve unknowingly been struggling with anxiety for more than a year now. I’ve only recently recognised it for what it is, and only after it got worse. I’ve been trying to think how best to explain what my anxiety feels like and I think this is the closest … Continue reading An Unexpected Turn of Events…
We recently travelled to Prague for a few days respite at the end of a very busy year and to celebrate a 40th birthday (he's the old one, not me) and our 15th wedding anniversary (go us!). It was a great little break in a beautiful city. Amongst the gothic architecture and festive decorations we … Continue reading Home For Christmas
I'm sitting here with a fuzzy head and a full heart. The sun is only just peeking over the top of the hill, casting a winter gold glow across everything I can see. There is a gentle rain falling straight down, I can see small birds flitting about in the trees, framed by wintery clouds … Continue reading Little Moments Like These.
I LOVE getting my Christmas decorations up. Living in Orkney means a looooooong, dark winter. I'm lucky to be someone who remains happily unaffected by this but my Christmas decorations do help me through! We are early decorators. Ours are usually up on the 1st of December. When it's dark by 4pm, putting on those … Continue reading The Peggy Tree and More
Most people, ourselves included, have a house packed with "things". We have everything and more that we need, we probably have most of what we want and we won't use half of what we have. Yet still we spend more money and add more material goods to our vast collections.
Question: How can you make the most of howling gales and pitch black nights which start at 4pm?