Hygge......The Danish Art of Living Cosily
It seems that there is a new word that keeps popping up at the moment…….…HYGGE. If you’ve missed it or not quite sure what it means then it simply the Danish art of living cosily. Pronounced hue-ga, it’s about a feeling of well-being, about enjoying life, whether through time spent with close friends or family, sitting by a fire with a hot chocolate, or putting on warm socks and dry clothes after a storm.
This got me thinking about the comments we get from our guests at Rivercatcher, especially at this time of year. Only today I read a comment left by Alex and Alison who said “we came away for a week away from all the hustle and bustle of life, we couldn’t have chosen a better place. So beautiful and peaceful, thank you” This made me think that coming to Rivercatcher gives our guests an experience of Hygge, whether for 3 days or a week, its precious time to recharge and get back your sense of well-being.
Autumn is an ideal time to get cozy. After a walk in the beautiful countryside, with the Berwyn Mountains, Snowdonia National Park and an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) all on our door step, Settle down in our warm and cozy cottages. Light your wood burner and sit curled up with a book and a cuppa or spend time catching up with your friends and family without clock watching and thinking of the chores or the emails you have to reply to.
We are all in search of happiness and in our overly busy and hectic lives we crave a little time to refresh and restore our energies. A little time away, spent with the ones we love is sometimes all that is needed to give us back our oomph. The Danes are said to be the happiest people in Europe (according to the European Social Survey) so I think we can all take a little bit of advice from the way they live and maybe once we’ve experienced a little time away we can learn to take this back home to our everyday lives.