By MadeInKendal


"Cold hands, warm heart"

Really want to make things cosy today - and was reminded that in Scandinavia there is a word for this...  Hygge

"Hygge, originally a Norwegian word for "well-being," first appeared in Danish near the end of the 18th century, according to Denmark's tourism bureau. It has evolved into a big part of Danish life since then, absorbing connotations over time like a semantic snowball. The dark winters of Denmark helped turn hygge from a mere word into a kind of cultural panacea, manifested in various ways to buffer Danes against cold, solitude and stress."

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