Saturday, 18 March 2017

Hygge – A Danish Concept



I am not going to try to explain hygge to you. I have just finished The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking.  It was illuminating, although the format of the book didn't really work for me.  There were 2 things in the book I thought I would share with you.

The Hygge Manifesto

1     Atmosphere – Turn down the lights
2     Presence – Be here now.  Turn off the phones
3     Pleasure – Coffee, chocolate, cookies, cakes, candy. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
4     Equality – 'We' over 'me'.  Share the tasks and the airtime.
5     Gratitude – Take it in.  This might be as good as it gets.
6     Harmony – It's not a competition. We already like you.  There is no need to brag about your achievements.
7     Comfort – Get comfy.   Take a break.  It's all about relaxation.
8     Truce – No drama.  Let's discuss politics another day.
9     Togetherness – Build relationships and narratives.  'Do you remember the time we…?'
10 Shelter – This is your tirbe.  This is a place of peace and security.

Doesn't sound too bad to me!

The second thing was a recipe for Danish Meatballs with Curry – which on reflection, I will try to make first and then tell you about it.

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