Today when I got home it was cold and rainy. I went inside, (after tweeting a picture of the scary mushrooms growing outside my house), and put the heating on.
I went upstairs and put on an extra jumper and my slippers. Cosy.
I came back down and popped the kettle on. While it boiled, I lit a couple of candles. Then I made myself a cup of tea. I took it over to the sofa, my hands wrapped around it for warmth, and pulled a blanket over my knees while the room warmed up.
I did these things because I am a NORMAL HUMAN BEING WHO KNOWS HOW TO LIVE NORMALLY.
Regular people know how to be warm and relax. It’s not hard guys! It’s cold outside, so you want to get cosy. It’s the evening, so you want to have a little sit down somewhere comfy with a cup of tea. None of this is new.
Come in ‘the art of Hygge.’ The art of Hygge is the all about lighting candles, gathering blankets, and generally making your life as cosy as possible.
Seriously, what the hell??
Am I the only person who has cottoned on to the fact that this is actually just ‘the art of doing what we already just DO anyway?’ I feel like we are creating a whole industry from nothing. Are we going to start paying vast sums to go to ‘Hygge retreats’, where we just get given cups of tea and biscuits in front of a fire?
Putting your slippers on and having a cheeky hot chocolate or a bar of Galaxy is not an ART. It’s what you do when it’s November, and maybe you have your period and really want some chocolate.
Apparently though, we can’t figure that out for ourselves, we need a trend to tell us how to do it. We need Hygge.
How do you feel about Hygge? It can’t be just me who already knows to put a blanket over their knees when it’s cold?
Maybe there are some people somewhere who are sat at home, shivering, in shorts, drinking tap water, in the dark, wondering why they aren’t feeling happy and snug. Maybe these people need a book about ‘the art of Hygge’ to show them how to do basic things like be warm.
I do not.
I’ll just stick the heating on thanks.