hygge

Calling all happiness hunters. Your chance to explore the homes, habits and ‘hygge’ of Denmark
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Like most people, I go through periods of stress, anxiety, even general grouchiness, and sometimes would rather dive back under the covers in the morning than face the world. However, there will be days even during my most stressful times where I wake up happy, jump out of bed and sing in the shower.
Spoiler alert: includes pastries.
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How does a country riddled with bitter winters, sky-high taxes and a misguided love of salted liquorice hold a position as
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.
Lagom can be translated as 'just the right amount' or 'sufficient'. although Swedes claim that there is no single meaning. It is thought that lagom has been around since the Viking times, and it suggests that everything should be used in moderation
That cosy, woollen knitwear you cocooned yourself in over Christmas... that's Hygge. But don't worry you can still have that with lagom, you're just going to have to knit it yourself. Oh and ideally it should be from the wool of your own grass fed sheep, which you've lovingly sheared and then spun on the spinning wheel you found on Freecycle.