I have just returned home from a run. A planned 8 mile run cut short due to the heavy rain. I can hear the rain beating down on the glass outside. I stand in the dark hallway cold and soaked to the bone. The door to the front room opens, my youngest daughter reaches out and asks for a hug. Our dog jumps up excitedly to greet me. Little Man snoring away through the baby monitor.
After a shower I return downstairs to sit on the sofa between my girls. Snuggled together under a throw, lights low to help the girls unwind and the dog fast asleep on the rug. We sit there together, warm and cosy, for half hour before bed. It is so quiet I can hear the girls breathing, it is peaceful and I feel happy.
This time together is so precious, the girls at school all day and my training meaning I am spending most evenings running. The idea behind Hygge is to forget life’s worries, to unwind and relax and to feel as at-home as possible. Whenever I return from a run and cuddle my children this is the moment I feel as at-home as possible. In the winter though this seems to feel even more special. Perhaps the dark outside adds to the mood. The warmth inside. The soft cuddly cushions and throw on the sofa are so inviting for a cuddle when I come in from the cold.
The Danish-owned, Scandinavian global home furniture retailer JYSK are celebrating opening their 2,500th store, you can shop online and find your nearest store here, and we are going to be partnering with JYSK and their feel the Happiness Campaign.
JYSK want to know what makes you happy? By letting them know you could be in with a chance of winning a hygge inspired goodie bag.
Keep an eye on the blog and social channels as over the next few weeks as we explore the hygge vibe and JYSK feel the happiness campaign.
To Enter the giveaway simply follow the instructions on the Widget below. Full terms and conditions can be found on the widget along with ending times.Hygge inspired goody bag from JYSK
This post is in collaboration with JYSK all words are my own opinion.