I've recently read a book on the Danish Hygge - a concept hard to translate, which means something like creating cosiness, connection and well being, as you would when sipping hot chocolate in front of a cracking fireplace, with your best friends on a cold day of winter (how wonderful!). While during Christmas I tried as hard as I could to recreate hygge by putting up fairy lights, lighting candles and frantically making hot chocolate, it didn't occur to me that in a few weeks' time my friends and housemates and I would have gone on a weekend retreat before the start of classes - the perfect occasion to get hygge and get our minds off things.
1 February 2017
Whenever I have the chance to, I enjoy treating myself to a day in Bath since it's such a lovely place and it's very close to Bristol. When I realised I still hadn't posted any pictures of this small town on the blog, I borrowed my friend's camera and went crazy with it!
21 January 2017
Despite having taken this picture yesterday (and hence in January) - November and December have been months full of treats. To keep the study going I treated myself to so many cups of hot chocolate, tea and cake (which was unhealthy for the body but not for the heart!). Plus, I'm a fan of pre-Christmas celebrations and hygge and had candles lit up all the time, bundled up in my PJs and blankets. Obviously my magical housemates were there to help, putting the kettle on whenever necessary and making the atmosphere cosy. Right now we're in January and I'm trying to get back to 'real life', even though the feeling of nostalgia is a big one. But I'm ready for the new year, as you could see in my New Year's Resolutions post. Read on to find out abotu my favourites of the past two months!
4 January 2017
2 January 2017
|Me being a happy traveller while visiting Cheddar Gorge with my best friend!|
25 December 2016
1 - Snuggle up in your PJs and watch a Christmas film
There is nothing better in the winter holidays than spend your evening snuggled up by the fireplace to watch a Christmas film or an old comedy in the company of your dear ones. Some of my favourite films at this time of the year are The Holiday, Rise of the Guardians and Arthur Christmas.
2 - Go for a walk in the chilly breeze, without your phone