Saturday, 15 April 2017

A Hygge Giveaway Win

I was recently lucky enough to win a giveaway on Jo's  How to Hygge the British Way blog. You may know Jo as Angel Jem from Angel Jem's City Cottage blog which she's been writing for over ten years now. More recently, Jo has become the queen of Hygge in the UK and so her new blog was born.


To me, the essence of hygge is cosiness and what can be more cosy than putting your feet, adorned in hand knitted socks of course, in to slippers? I'm a huge slipper fan. You probably know from my blog that I love crafts so the prize I won was perfect for me, a slipper kit from Joe's Toes. Not only that but a copy of Jo's new book, 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way, and chocolate too. Jo actually sent more chocolate than is shown in the photo above but I couldn't resist, ooops.


The slipper kit looks like lots of fun and easy enough for even me, with limited sewing skills, to put together. I was actually going to make them up before writing this post so that I could show you them in all their glory but I've decided that they might be fun for Eleanor to make so I'm going to include them in the next box of Happy Mail that I send. She's been home from university for a fortnight for the Easter holidays but she's going back tomorrow. She doesn't start back until Wednesday but she's got an exam on that day so she wants to get back early to do some revision. Having these slippers to make up will give her a bit of a break in between her exams. I've hidden them from her so far but a box of Happy Mail will be sent a couple of weeks after her return to Nottingham so I'll pop them in that.


Hygge has become very trendy in the UK recently and it seems everyone is wanting to embrace it. 50 Ways to Hygge the British Way by Jo Kneale (available on Amazon) is split into five chapters:- Hygge Your Home, Hygge Your Workplace, Hygge With Your Family, Hygge For The Soul and Hygge Resources. Each chapter provides simple ideas to make sure you're enjoying hygge in your everyday life. I've enjoyed dipping into the book whenever I've had a few spare moments. Jo's currently writing a follow up about Summer Hygge.

Thank you, Jo, it's a wonderful prize and I'm thrilled to have won.

44 comments:

  1. Good afternoon Jo, congratulations, you must be thrilled to pieces to have received this gift. I think we could all use a little advice to help us through our long cold winter in a more cosy way.
    Eleanor will love the slippers and they will be therapeutic after all that revising.
    Happy Easter.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. It's a wonderful prize, I would have enjoyed making the slippers but I know Eleanor will enjoy having something to do in between her exams. I'm looking forward to seeing them made up.

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  2. I had heard of hygge but couldn't for the life of me remember what it meant so a bit of googling was in order. Lovely gifts and they certainly encompass it's meaning.

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    1. I don't know if hygge has made it over there yet but it's big here at the moment. It's a wonderful hygge prize.

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  3. Looks fun, something to read, something to make, chocolate, perfect. Can't wait until the slippers are made.

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    1. It's the perfect hygge prize. I don't mind sharing with Eleanor, I know she'll love making the slippers.

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  4. What a lovely prize- I'm sure that Eleanor will love making them.

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    1. I think it will be good for Eleanor to have something to take her mind off her exams for a while, I'm sure she'll enjoy making them.

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  5. Must admit I am a bare foot girl - which recently paid off as it detected a leak from our boiler before it became serious.

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    1. I used to go around in bare feet all the time when I was younger but you'll rarely catch me without my slippers in the house these days.

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  6. Congratulations on your win! I hope you have had a lovely time with Elanor being home, sensible girl going back so she can get in a bit of revision and be settled before the exam. I'm sure she'll really appreciate a bit of creative time away from her books, and that we get to see the slippers!
    Lisa x

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    1. I've loved having Eleanor home, I'm a bit down in the dumps today knowing that she's going back to uni tomorrow but I'll be seeing her for a short time in a fortnight so that's not so bad. I'm really pleased that she's being sensible about her studies though. I'm sure she'll be glad of a bit of time away from her books in between the exams so the slipper kit will fit the bill nicely.

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  7. Congratulations to your giveaway win! The slippers look soft and cozy and will be a lovely surprise for your daughter. Hope you're enjoying the weekend. Happy Easter to you and your family! x

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    1. I managed to squirrel the slipper kit away before Eleanor saw it so it will be a nice surprise for her. We've had a lovely weekend so far, I hope you're enjoying the bank holiday weekend too.

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  8. How lucky you are! I love slippers and have slipper making kit envy. Happy sewing. x

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    1. I'm so lucky, I've won a few giveaways just recently. I've seen Joe's Toes at a couple of festivals so I'm really pleased to have won a kit, I'm sure Eleanor will love making it up.

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  9. Lucky you! What a wonderful giveaway to win. I must have a look over at Jo's blog and at the book. It's very thoughtful of you to let Eleanor have the slippers. It will be a welcome distraction for her. I don't blame you for keeping a tight hold of the chocolate though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Ha ha, that chocolate didn't last long, I can tell you, I did share though. I think Eleanor will enjoy making the slippers, it'll give her something to take her mind off her exams.

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  10. What a lovely giveaway, I've never seen a slipper kit before and chocolate for the weekend xx

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    1. I've looked at these slipper kits when I've seen Joe's Toes at yarn festivals so I was thrilled when I won one, I think Eleanor will love making them up.

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  11. Congratulations, Jo. I don't think Hygge has hit America yet, but not being 'crafty' I could be mistaken. Enjoy. P. x

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    1. Get ready for when hygge does his America, it's huge over here now, big business.

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    2. OH for gosh sakes! Hygge has been here (America) for years and I'm sick of the word! Not the concept, just the word! Joe's Toes are new to me so I will be checking out their website.

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    3. I've seen Joe's Toes at yarn festivals in the past so it's good to get to try out their products.

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  12. I'm glad you're enjoying the giveaway! Eleanor will love making the slippers. Sarah and I are due to make ours this weekend. And I had to giggle at being called "the queen of hygge".

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    1. Well, a published author, a hygge blog, a book tour, a radio interview, I think you're the queen of hygge. Enjoy making your slippers, I've had to wrestle with myself to save them for Eleanor but I think she deserves a bit of time off from her studies after all the hard work she's put in this year.

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  13. Congrats Jo on your win. Hope Eleanor enjoys making them & I too am a big slipper fan & wear them all the time at home, except on extreme heat days, when barefoot is OK. Isn't it funny that a month or so ago I purchased a book on Hygge which arrived just before Easter, but I've not started it yet, then I saw the one by Jo & am thinking of that one too. She popped onto my blog the other day, so I had a browse of hers & liked it & saw the Hygge bit too. Hope you are enjoying Easter, take care & huggles.

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    1. I'm the only one in our family who wears slippers, the rest of them go around barefoot. Hygge is big over here at the moment, it's something which most people seem to want to embrace.

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  14. Congratulations on your win, Jo. Good luck to Eleanor for her exams. I'm sure she'll love making the slippers. :o)

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    1. Thank you, Eleanor's worked really hard this year so I hope all the studying pays off when she gets her exam results. I think the slipper kit will be a welcome distraction for a bit of relaxation in between all the revision.

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  15. Many congratulations on your win.

    Hygge does seem a happy word doesn't it!

    I bet it's been so lovely having Eleanor back at home, and I'm sure she will enjoy making the slippers. Happy Mail is such a great idea.

    Enjoy the rest of the Easter Weekend

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. I've loved having Eleanor home, I do miss her when she's away but I'm pleased that she's following her dreams and doing what she wants to do. Hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend too.

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  16. Well done! I hope you enjoy making the slippers :)

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    1. It'll be Eleanor making the slippers, but I'm sure she'll enjoy it.

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  17. What a great prize, I'm sure Eleanor will enjoy making the slippers, don't forget to show us them finished will you.

    Hope you've had a good Easter weekend.

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    1. I think Eleanor will definitely enjoy making the slippers, it might even encourage her to wear them then. I've had a lovely Easter weekend, thank you, I hope you have too.

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  18. That's a lovely prize Jo. I must look out for the book... it sounds a perfect book to have by the bed and 'dip into'. Hope that you've had a good Easter holiday. Jx

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    1. I was thrilled when I won the giveaway, such a lovely prize, as you say.

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  19. Oh how lovely! Congratulations! xx

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    1. The prize was something a bit different so I was really pleased to win it, I know Eleanor will enjoy making the slippers.

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  20. That really is a lovely giveaway. Looks like a great book too.xxx

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    1. It's a lovely giveaway and I've enjoyed dipping in to the book when I've had a few spare minutes.

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  21. Great prize. I've read a couple of hygge books.
    Dads golden rule here... always wear your slippers, even my granddaughter has a pair she wears here lol

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    1. I was always told to wear my slippers when I was a child but I preferred going barefoot in those days, I couldn't do without my slippers now.

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