What my Grandmother have to say about HYGGE.

Anya Jensen13th November 2018

The special someone, who taught me everything there is to know about HYGGE is my Grandmother. My Grandmother is the Master of hygge, tasty old-fashioned recipes, DIY projects and she is even a very accomplished flower decorator. My Grandparents had the most fantastic garden, with hundreds of different types of flowers, ripe seasonal fruit, and a garden filled to the brim with so much produce they were almost self-sufficient.

When I lived abroad, one of the first people I visited on my return, was my Grandmother. We would sit, sip coffee and talk about what had been going on. Mostly about me, but in the later years, I have been told so many tales from when she grew up, became a young woman,  a Mother, Grandmother and now Great Grandmother.

This is what my Grandmother had to say about hygge:

HYGGE and this is the important bit  – is about all the special things you remember when you get older.

I can guarantee that it is not the materialistic things I recall. 

No, the things I remember most fondly are the moments in time that I spent with the people I loved the most and the smaller pleasures in life.  

You see – at the end of the day – those precious moments are actually what really matters. The small moments are in fact the big moments. The moments that count. 

That is essentially what hygge is all about!!

Hygge is also:
  • The taste of freshly baked Apple-pie.
  • The summers spent in our garden with our children, friends, and family.
  • The ice-cold thrill of the first dip in the sea.
  • The tiny face of my first Grandchild, and then all of the many small faces that followed.
  • The first cup of coffee in the morning.
  • The silence and beauty of newly fallen snow.
  • The perfect pancake.
  • Laughter and smiles of people.

Read the story and much more about HYGGE in our Simply Hygge magazines. We are also in the middle of creating the next magazine – a lovely combination of SIMPLY HYGGE X TWEENTOWN – oh my it’s going to get hyggeligt in here soon.

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