We love that the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is spreading its warmth across the world. Hygge is a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary everyday things simply extraordinary whether it’s speaking in quiet voices while your favourite music plays softly in the background. Spending time with friends and family, drinking mulled wine or hot cocoa and eating delicious, slow-cooked meals. Curling up on the softest sofa to read your favourite book all day. Lighting scented candles that give off the most perfectly soothing aromas and the quietest, calmest glow.
Any one of these delightful activities counts as hygge, most of which we believe can be found in one of our Hygge Blakelow cottages.
Don’t be fooled, it may be chilly outside but there’s more to hygge than staying cooped up indoors. To us, it’s about balance, exposure to nature is absolutely key. Going for a walk, wrapped up in a warm woolly scarf with the wind whipping up your hair – that’s 100% hygge too (just make sure you dive straight back to the sofa afterwards to enjoy a steaming mug of hot chocolate).
While there’s no one English word to describe hygge, several can be used interchangeably to describe the idea of hygge such as cosiness, charm, happiness, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, and simpleness… Hmmm we use these quite a lot of those here at Blakelow too.
So, as the darker evenings draw in, it’s time to hunker down, settle in and do as the Danes do and nourish that soul.
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