Quality of Life

A Tiny Bit More on Hygge

A little follow up from yesterday’s post, The Library Stack and Hygge, on the Nordic concept of hygge (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’).

While continuing to read How to Hygge: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life by Signe Johansen, I came across this quote this morning that made me smile:

But just to keep alive is not enough. To live you must have sunshine and freedom, and a little flower to love.

– Hans Christian Andersen

The tulips are popping up in my garden and I thought I was share a “little flower” with you I have “to love”.


Wishing you a glorious day of sunshine, freedom and flowers.

9 thoughts on “A Tiny Bit More on Hygge”

  1. Hoo-ga? Hoo-ga?!? Okay Danish is hard but let me try to give you a more accurate help: “hew-ga”
    But “hew” is short, shorter than the English “to hew”, and the vowels in “ga” sounds like the one in “the”. But hygge is definitely a nice thing, I would compare it to coziness. Incidentally, I’m doing just that right now 🙂

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      1. Haha! Well if you ever manage to get hygge right then I have a couple of other choice words for you! Remember in Nyhavn where I was trying to teach you to say “beer”? Øl! See, it’s easy! Now try” smoked trout: røget ørred. Easy peasy.

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