Hygge - A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture) - Oxford English Dictionary.
And what could be nicer during the winter months than comfortable conviviality? Even better when it’s so easy to achieve.
Dine at Home
Much more cosy than making all that effort to go out for a meal. Babysitters, cabs, and overpriced food, is all but forgotten when you invite friends over for dinner or better still, a long lingering Sunday lunch.
Have an Early Night
It’s the simple pleasures that are the best. A bed piled high with pillows. A good book, a reading light and a cup of cocoa. Heaven.
Run a Bath
Draw the curtains, run a hot bath, light the candles and turn on some music. It’s said that a bath before bed and a hot drink, is the best way to unwind at the end of the day and get a good nights sleep.
Layer up everywhere with extra cushions and throws. Put on a box-set and hibernate until Spring.
That’s what we will be doing.