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Lithe and fit, connected to nature, glowing with health and complete with an ideal work-life balance: the Danes inspire awe
The Danish art of 'hygge' traditionally revolves around enjoying time at home with friends and family, lighting candles and eating indulgent comfort food. But following the Christmas binge you might be thinking that scoffing Danish pastries just isn't synonymous with trying to lose weight.
Whether you go Swedish with lagom or Danish with hygge, you are without doubt destined for great happiness (although where was hygge when Hamlet needed it?). It seems that all our troubles can be solved with a dash of Scandi. Thankfully, lagom presents precisely the same opportunities to be smug as hygge did. You're just doing it in a less wintery way.
With that said, if a book on hygge can teach you to relax more and stress less, then by all means, look for inspiration in the Nordic concept. I love hygge and I even love the word, it is just so... hyggeligt! It is a simple idea that involves appreciating simple things and taking time to create feel-good moments in your daily life. Still, with some extra thought, you might see that you already have what they are trying to sell you.
Unless you've been living under a rock or are categorically immune to lifestyle blogs and candle company advertorials, you've definitely heard of 'hygge' by now - the mysterious, magical, wonderful Danish concept, which allegedly doesn't translate into English but is Britain's newest national obsession.
Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.
A soon as you move to Denmark you become aware of a word that the Danes use all the time and say there is no translation for - hygge (pronounced hooga). They say the best translation is cosy but that is so inadequate for what hygge truly means. I fell for hygge straightaway and it seems that others outside Denmark are starting to try and understand this lovely concept.
Back in 2008 I moved to a country that seemingly no one had heard of. Conversations went a bit like this - Me: I am moving to Copenhagen in Denmark. Others: Wow Holland, it's a bit flat there isn't it? Me: No, Denmark. Others: Wow, I don't know anyone who has moved to Belgium before. Me: Argh!
Denmark and Gran Canaria are both pretty insular. On Gran Canaria, the gene pool's more of a dipping pond. Mellish refers to the blue-eyed boys and girls of monoculture Denmark where between 5 and 10 percent of the population aren't derived from Danish stock.
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