My wee family love to be cosy, call it hygge, but what it boils down to is an inbuilt compulsion to be close together and warm. Every weekend we would drag the duvet from our bed and huddle together on the sofa to watch a film or drink hot chocolate. Over the Winter this occurrence became so regular that we splashed out and brought the sofa it’s very own quilt. Blankets are lovely but this feels wonderfully indulgent, I believe the Danes would approve! We rediscovered some of T’s childhood bed linen so our sofa now holds host to vintage Jurassic Park, Power Rangers and Paddington Bear. It adds a touch of whimsy as well as warmth to the living room and that is most assuredly a little thing I love. We pack it away under the stairs when visitors stop by, bar a select few who are on a similar snuggly wave length. It’ll be a glum day when we retire the sofa duvet for Spring but the promise of a warm breeze will tide us over.
I saw an appeal from Unicef on the back on a public toilet door the other day, it was appealing for £3 to buy a Syrian refugee child a blanket to keep warm in horrendously freezing conditions. Hygge is a lovely concept, a duvet on the sofa a wonderful luxury, but please consider sharing some desperately needed love and warmth this winter. Find out more here.