Winter is an excuse to get your garden ready for Spring and plan ahead. Light the way to a colourful new year. Plant or plan, whichever works best, to get that hygge fell good feeling of colours, scents and shapes. If you have herbs such as lavender and rosemary they will freely give you their scent throughout the winter. Try them where you might sit out so you can run your hands through them to release the scent. Plan roses and honeysuckle. Sit to make those plans wrapped up warm surrounded by some fairy lights. Be mindful though of the little creatures down below when you choose your lighting, so as not to confuse and force them out of their sleep.
The Auricula Theatre became the in thing in the Victorian era. A good friend of mine made me one. Not quite as elaborate as this one but I love it all the same.
Hygge is about intentional living. Those of you know me, know I like to cook and eat. This year our garden produce has enabled me to intentionally connect with it’s yield. I have been more mindful during kitchen preparation, cooking, and eating and it’s meant so much more.
This little fella was following me round last time I was in the garden, hoping I’d made his life a bit easier and had unearthed some worms for him.
Hygge is a way of life in harmony with nature. We should rejoice in the beauty of nature. Look up from the ground to the sky. Be closer to nature. Slow life’s pace and admire what’s around; the clouds, a sunrise, a sunset, a rainbow.
In the black furrow of a field I saw an old witch-hare this night; And she cocked a lissome ear, And she eyed the moon so bright, And she nibbled of the green; And I whispered “Wh-s-st! witch-hare,” Away like a ghostie o’er the field She fled, and left the moonlight there. Walter De La…