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THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE: THE DANISH WAY TO LIVE WELL MEIK WIKING BOOK.

the Danish word hygge has been translated as "everything from the art of creating intimacy, to cosiness of the soul, to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things".

He adds: "My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight."

Hygge (pronounced hue-ga) is about conviviality, intimacy and cosiness.

Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world and hygge is seen as one of the magic ingredients to that contentment.

Wiking, chief executive of Copenhagen's Happiness Research Institute, offers suggestions on how to make your living space more comfortable. The ideas are often subtle, simple and easily accomplished on a modest budget.

But isn't it all just woollen socks and candles? Well, no. While both are decidedly hyggeligt, the book shows how hygge exemplifies togetherness and the quality of personal time.

So turn off the mobile, forget about work for a few hours and prepare some snobrod with the little ones.

RONAN FISHER WATERSTONES, FALKIRK IN ASSOCIATION WITH

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 20, 2016
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