The Weekend Blog | Hygge
4th September 2016
I can’t believe that a week ago today I was in Norway. I don’t know where the time has gone.
I still feel like I’m recovering. I’ve really tired this week but strangely productive at work, and I’ve also felt really motivated.
So yeah, if you want to make your employees more motivated, pay for them to go on holiday. It works a treat!
Fortunately I’ve had lazy weekend for relaxing and getting my energy levels back to normal. Tyrone has been away this weekend (he’s at Silverstone today) so it’s been quite nice to have the house to myself. I’ve binged watched season 1 of Stranger Things (which was amazing, but I have so many unanswered questions!), had a Lush bath or two, and have slept…a lot.
I had a massive sort of my wardrobe this week in preparation for the arrival of the cooler months (jumpers in, bikinis out), and I binned half of my clothes. I found things in there that I have worn since I moved to Liverpool 4 years ago, or that are so small that I would never be able to fit into again. So I popped into Liverpool yesterday to pick up a few items to make my wardrobe look less bare.
While I was there I picked up The Little Book of Hygge. For those who don’t know, Hygge is “the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures”. I’ve seen a lot of people talk about it online recently, and I’m not usually one to jump on the bandwagon, but cosy winter evenings inside with candals, hot chocolate and a roaring fire (although I don’t actually have a fire…) is something I can get on board with!
I think this book is well worth a read, especially if like me and you struggle with the winter months (September right through to March basically!) and want to learn how to embrace this time of the year more.
Or, you know, if you’re obsessed with Scandinavia, like I am!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!