I was recently lucky enough to win a giveaway on Jo's How to Hygge the British Way blog. You may know Jo as Angel Jem from Angel Jem's City Cottage blog which she's been writing for over ten years now. More recently, Jo has become the queen of Hygge in the UK and so her new blog was born.
To me, the essence of hygge is cosiness and what can be more cosy than putting your feet, adorned in hand knitted socks of course, in to slippers? I'm a huge slipper fan. You probably know from my blog that I love crafts so the prize I won was perfect for me, a slipper kit from Joe's Toes. Not only that but a copy of Jo's new book, 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way, and chocolate too. Jo actually sent more chocolate than is shown in the photo above but I couldn't resist, ooops.
The slipper kit looks like lots of fun and easy enough for even me, with limited sewing skills, to put together. I was actually going to make them up before writing this post so that I could show you them in all their glory but I've decided that they might be fun for Eleanor to make so I'm going to include them in the next box of Happy Mail that I send. She's been home from university for a fortnight for the Easter holidays but she's going back tomorrow. She doesn't start back until Wednesday but she's got an exam on that day so she wants to get back early to do some revision. Having these slippers to make up will give her a bit of a break in between her exams. I've hidden them from her so far but a box of Happy Mail will be sent a couple of weeks after her return to Nottingham so I'll pop them in that.
Hygge has become very trendy in the UK recently and it seems everyone is wanting to embrace it. 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way by Jo Kneale (available on Amazon) is split into five chapters:- Hygge Your Home, Hygge Your Workplace, Hygge With Your Family, Hygge For The Soul and Hygge Resources. Each chapter provides simple ideas to make sure you're enjoying hygge in your everyday life. I've enjoyed dipping into the book whenever I've had a few spare moments. Jo's currently writing a follow up about Summer Hygge.
Thank you, Jo, it's a wonderful prize and I'm thrilled to have won.