Hygge and winter happiness

Meik Wiking is CEO at the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark.  What a cool job!  The independent think-tank publishes reports on happiness.  He wrote 'The Little Book of Hygge' in an attempt to explain why Danes are said to be the happiest people in the world.  

Hygge (pronounced Hooga) is a feeling of cosiness, a snug atmosphere.  There are different ways to achieve this feeling including lighting, comfort food, Sarah Lund jumpers and great company.

We're all about hygge in our household this winter.  Unfortunately we don't have a fireplace and don't burn candles anymore after a horrific accident a few years ago.  So how do we get all cosy on a winter's night?  We turn all our lamps on and snuggle on the sofa with a book and hot chocolate.

The Danes would probably favour Danish pastries but my winter favourite is banana bread. Here is a simple banana bread recipe to get you through those winter nights.

Wrap up warm and happy hyggestund everyone!


Mr. Williams said…
My wife used this banana bread recipe, it worked a treat. Thanks!

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