Blue Monday, the most miserable day of year is behind us, and the daylight hours are getting longer but there is still plenty cold weather to come so now is the time to restock on firewood and logs – and do as the Danish do – by practising the art of Hygge.
The Scandinavians know a thing or two about surviving the dark winters, long hours of darkness and the general chill of life near the arctic circle. In fact, they have a name for it! Pronounced hoo-ga “hygge” is the Danish art of cosiness and well-being. According to the BBC web site “with up to 17 hours of darkness per day in the depths of winter, and average temperatures hovering around zero degrees Centigrade, people spend more time indoors and as a result there’s a greater focus on home entertaining.
Our advice is to turn down the lights, build a roaring fire, light some candles and sit out the cold weather in Skandy–style