Hygge is the word you have always needed in your vocabulary to describe that feeling when you are curled up in front of a roaring fire in a pair of chunky knit socks, cradling a huge mug of hot chocolate, surrounded by loved ones. Ok, that’s a pretty specific scenario i know, but you get what I mean. You do – don’t you?
The word ‘Hygge’ is a Danish word, pronounced ‘Hoo-gah’. The best description I have come across so far is this:
“Hooga? Hyooguh? Heurgh? It’s not important how you choose to pronounce or even spell ‘hygge’. To paraphrase one of the greatest philosophers of our time – Winnie the pooh – when asked how to spell a certain emotion, ‘You don’t spell it, you feel it.'”
– Meik Wiking ‘The Little Book of Hygge