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.